What is Glyphosate?

  • Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in the World.
  • Introduced for weed control in 1974, glyphosate works by inhibiting an enzyme found in plant life that is needed to survive.
  • Glyphosate is a broad spectrum antibiotic and mineral chelator that kills microbial life in the soil and immobilizes nutrients.
  • Glyphosate disrupts our gut bacteria and kills beneficial forms causing an overgrowth of pathogens.
  • Glyphosate is used as a desiccant (drying agent) and is sprayed directly on GMO, conventionally -grown crops, such as wheat and oats during harvest.
  • In 2015, the World’s Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC declared Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.
  • There is no safe levels of glyphosate according to independent science.
  • Glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic and chelating agent.
  • Glyphosate-tolerant GM crops represent more than 80% of the 120 million hectares of GM crops grown annually worldwide.
  • The global glyphosate herbicides market was valued at USD $ 5.46 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD $ 8.79 billion by 2019.
  • Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is the world’s top-selling weed killer. Its active ingredient is glyphosate.
  • 90 % of the soybeans and 70 % of the corn and cotton grown in the United States are glyphosate-tolerant GM crops.
  • Glyphosate is probably a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor) according to independent science.
  • Glyphosate is found regularly in food and water.

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