Roundup is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides. And it’s made a pile of money for Monsanto.
But is it safe?
The active ingredient in Roundup is glycophosphate. Glycophosphate residues are found everywhere – including in soy, corn, wheat and sugar, the four major components of the western diet. If you take a sample of your urine, it’s almost certain to contain glycophosphate residues.
Glycophosphate damages your enzymes. In particular, it damages enzymes that protect your body from other toxins. So exposure to glycophosphate leaves your body vulnerable to the effects of other chemicals in the environment. Exposure to glycophosphate also disrupts the healthy balance of bacteria in your intestinal tract.
These effects of Roundup almost certainly contribute significantly to the worldwide epidemic of inflammation-related chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and dementia.