-January 9, 2016 a new study reveals that the weedkiller Roundup causes liver disease in rats after being exposed to doses lower than allowed by the EPA to be present on American food and feed crops. The story was published by Claire Robinson of GMWatch:
Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes liver damage at doses permitted by regulators.
The weedkiller Roundup causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low doses permitted by regulators worldwide, a new peer-reviewed study shows. The study is the first ever to show a causative link between consumption of Roundup at a real-world environmentally relevant dose and a serious disease.
The new peer-reviewed study, led by Dr. Michael Antoniou at King's College London, used cutting-edge profiling methods to describe the molecular composition of the livers of female rats fed an extremely low dose of Roundup weedkiller, which is based on the chemical glyphosate, over a 2-year period.
The dose of glyphosate from the Roundup administered was thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide.
Read the rest of the article here.
The impact of this study could change the face of agriculture. Roundup and glyphosate based herbicides make up 80% of GMO crops in America. Hundreds of millions of pounds of glyphosate based herbicides are sold around the world each year. Many would say that big agriculture has become addicted to chemicals. Perhaps rock bottom is near. Hundreds of weeds have developed a resistance to glyphosate and the quality of soil is being impacted globally. Glyphosate residues have been found in breastmilk, urine, tap water, honey, cereal, snacks, bread, yogurt, milk, eggs, baby food, beer and wine. Since the introduction of GMOs and glyphosate in our food supply, health conditions have skyrocketed and numerous studies have shown a direct connection. This study showing liver disease is one of the strongest.
At Moms Across America, we are very grateful to the scientists who face criticism and adversity in order to conduct such important work. We are sure that the chemical companies, and university scientists funded by the chemical companies will find a way to attack the authors and the validity of the study.
*Update: Two new papers show thyroid disorder connection from glyphosate based herbicides:
- Perinatal exposure to glyphosate based herbicides causes thyroid disorders: click here.
- Are glyphosate based herbicides linked to autism? Paper links harm to thyroid and glyphosate based herbicides: click here.
Hundreds of studies showing harm from glyphosate based herbicides. Countries like France have banned glyphosate and pesticides from public greens and Sri Lanka has banned glyphosate based on scientific evidence of harm.
We at Moms America find it most prudent to advise our supporters to avoid Roundup and glyphosate based herbicides on food (eat organic), in your gardens, and in your communities whenever possible. You may find solutions listed on our website. We have emailed and called the EPA to recall Roundup and ask you to do the same. In communicating with the EPA we ask you to always be respectful. Thank you.
EPA Pesticide Review Board Contacts
Neil Andersen, Chief, Risk Management and Implementation Branch I, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division- Anderson.Neil@epa.gov 703-308-8187
Thomas Moriarty, Team Leader Moriarty.Thomas@epa.gov 703-347-0248
Khue Nguyen, Chemical Review Manager, Nguyen.Khue@epa.gov- 703-305-5035
January 9, 2016
Neil, Tom and Khue,
Please see new study:
The new study shows irrefutable evidence that Roundup causes liver disease at doses allowed by the EPA.
According to the Liver Foundation, at least 30 million people—or one in 10 Americans—now have some form of liver disease.
- Approximately 15,000 children are hospitalized every year in the U.S. with pediatric liver disease or disorders.
- An alarming statistic is that six million children—up to 10 percent of all children in the nation—have NAFLD, the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease we referred to earlier. NAFLD is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in children and adults in the United States.
No amount of pressure by the chemical companies or red tape is acceptable to justify the poisoning of our people in America.
This must stop.
Another study out today shows thyroid damage in rats from glyphosate based herbicides: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300483X16302645
In light of this new evidence of the causation of liver disease by Roundup and thyroid damage, compounded with the evidence of endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity, increased cancer cell growth and non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, placental cell death, heart damage, testes damage, uterine changes, and autoimmune dysfunction, we call on you to revoke the license of glyphosate immediately and issue a recall of Roundup.
We ask you to have the courage to do what is right.