(1) GBHs are the most heavily applied herbicide in the world and usage continues to rise; (2) Worldwide, GBHs often contaminate drinking water sources, precipitation, and air, especially in agricultural regions; (3) The half-life of glyphosate in water and soil is longer than previously recognized; (4) Glyphosate and its metabolites are widely present in the global food supply (especially oats, corn, wheat, soy, and beans); (5) Human exposures to GBHs are rising; (6)Glyphosate is now authoritatively classified as a human carcinogen; (7) Regulatory estimates of tolerable daily intakes for glyphosate in the United States and European Union are based on outdated science.
"Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says."
Glyphosate is set to be banned in the EU starting 15 December 2022.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS (FIGO):
“We recommend that glyphosate exposure to populations should end with a full global phase out.” (7.2019)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
"We've classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans".
“A comprehensive analysis of the animal carcinogenicity data for glyphosate from chronic exposure rodent carcinogenicity studies,” reviewed chronic exposure animal carcinogenicity studies of glyphosate and reported toxicologically plausible pathways for why glyphosate may cause various cancers in rodents.
FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY:
Researchers found that glyphosate is detected in the urine of residents of rural and urban environments and there is a correlation between “farmers’ exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides and altered thyroid hormone levels or incidence of thyroid pathologies” as well as endocrine disruption, fertility and reproductive concerns.
Chronic consumption of extremely low levels of a GBH formulation (Roundup), at admissible glyphosate-equivalent concentrations, are associated with marked alterations of the liver proteome and metabolome [liver disease]”.
GLYPHOSPHATE LAWSUITS FOR HEALTH DAMAGES:
More than 42,000 people have filed suit against Monsanto Company (now Bayer) alleging that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The first three trials ended in large awards to plaintiffs for liability and damages, with juries ruling that Monsanto’s weed killer was a substantial contributing factor in causing them to develop NHL.
RIGHT TO KNOW:
Some farmers use glyphosate on non-GMO crops such as wheat, barley, oats, and lentils to dry down the crop ahead of harvest in order to accelerate the harvest. This practice, known as desiccation, may be a significant source of dietary exposure to glyphosates.
SCURTENY OVER GLYPHOSATES ARE SAFE COOPERATE STUDIES:
(1) "The [glyphosate] levels studied do not appropriately match the current levels of glyphosates by as 5X off or more." (2) ""Safe"levels are only set to protect us against life threatening, acute death, not chronic disease." (3) "These studies don't actually look at how glyphosates are being consumed daily, in both water and food. "