From Research to Real Life: Roundup ready herbicide and Parkinson’s?

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup ready is the most popular herbicide, and the most biologically disruptive according to a new study in the journal Entropy.

Although industry (aka Monsanto) asserts it is non-toxic, Dr’s Samsel and Seneff argue it inhibits an enzyme (cytochrome P450 (CYP)) and disrupts crucial gut microbes, amino acids, and other biological processes ( like inflammation). You can read the full journal article HERE.

Roundup ready is sprayed on lawn weeds and used in generically engineered corn and soy that goes into our Western diet of corn, sugar, soy and wheat. Dr’s Samsel and Seneff propose that Roundup ready disrupts CYP enzyme’s function, leading to inflammation and contributes to diseases associated with a Western diet, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.


what are your thoughts?  … i think it’s just another reason to eat local and organic. where does your food come from and what are the consequences of that? much love.

(other commentaries: here and here).

2 thoughts on “From Research to Real Life: Roundup ready herbicide and Parkinson’s?

  1. I read that report the second I heard about 1. At 41 diagnosed with YOPD 2. Grew up on a farm and in gardening homes where round up was common. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been down wind of round up being sprayed. So yes, buy local know your farms, eat organic when ever possible. Please.

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