by Mike Barrett
January 26, 2012
A recent study conducted by a German
university found very high concentrations of glyphosate, a
carcinogenic chemical found in herbicides like
in all urine samples tested.
The amount of
glyphosate found in the urine was staggering, with
each sample containing concentrations at 5- to 20-fold the limit
established for drinking water.
This is just one more piece of evidence that herbicides are, at the
very least, being sprayed out of control.
Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup Impacting Global Health
This news comes only one month after it was found that glyphosate,
contained in Monsanto’s Roundup, is
contaminating the groundwater in
the areas in which it is used. What does this mean?
It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking
water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and
springs. The recent reports of glyphosate showing up in all urine
samples only enhances these past findings.
Monsanto continues to make the claim that their Roundup products are
completely safe for both animals and humans. However, many
environmentalists, scientists , activists, and even doctors say
Glyphosate radically affects the metabolism of plants in a negative
way. It is a systemic poison preventing the formation of essential
amino acids, leading to weakened plants which ultimately die from
A formula seems to have been made to not only ruin the agricultural
system, but also compromise the health of millions of people
worldwide. With the invention of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops,
resistant superweeds are taking over farmland, and public health is
As it turns out, glyphosate is also leaving behind its residue on
Roundup Ready crops, causing further potential concern for public
Glyphosate is even contributing to
escalating rates of
mental illness and obesity through the depletion of beneficial gut
flora that directly regulates these functions.
But it certainly doesn’t stop there.
Researchers tested roundup on mature male rats at a concentration
range between 1 and 10,000 parts per million (ppm), and found that
within 1 to 48 hours of exposure, testicular cells of the mature
rats were either damaged or killed.
Even at a concentration of 1 ppm, the
Roundup was able to affect the test subjects by decreasing their
testosterone concentrations by as much as 35%.