Roundup herbicide linked to parkinson’s related brain damage
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Roundup herbicide linked to parkinson’s related brain damage



Alarming new research published in the journal...

Alarming new research published in the journal
Neurotoxicology and Teratology supports the
emerging connection between glyphosate, the
active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, and
neurodegenerative conditions such as
Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders.



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  • Roundup Herbicide Linked ToParkinson’s Related Brain Damagegreenmedinfo.comApril 20, 2012Alarming new research published in the journalNeurotoxicology and Teratology supports theemerging connection between glyphosate, theactive ingredient in Roundup herbicide, andneurodegenerative conditions such asParkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders.Published this month (April, 2012), the newstudy entitled “Glyphosate induced cell deaththrough apoptotic and authophagicmechanisms,” investigated the potential brain-damaging effects of herbicides, which theauthors stated “have been recognized as themain environmental factor associated withneurodegenerative disorders, such asParkinson’s disease.”1They found that glyphosate inhibited theviability of differentiated test cells (PC12,adrenal medula derived), in both dose-and-timedependent manners. The researchers also foundthat “glyphosate induced cell death via authophagy pathways in addition to activating apoptoticpathways.” Roundup herbicide is now a ubiquitous contaminant in our air, rain, groundwater,and food, making complete avoidance near impossible. A growing body of experimental evidencenow indicates that it in addition to its neurotoxicity it also has the following.Modes of Toxicity Carcinogen Endocrine Disruptor Genotoxic Biocide Cytotoxic Bioaccumulator
  • Hepatotoxic Teratrogenic Clastogenic Oxidant Aquacidal Mutagenic Aromatase Disruptor Glutathione Down-regulator Malondialdehyde Up-regulator Necrotic NephrotoxicOnce marketed as “safe as table salt” by Monsanto, the original patent holder and manufacturer ofthis glyphosate-based herbicide, evidence now indicates it is toxic to human DNA atconcentrations diluted 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications.This study only adds to human case reports of glyphosate-poisoning and/or occupational exposurewhere neurological damage was a direct consequence. A 2011 case study published in thejournalParkinsonism Related Disorders, entitled “Parkinsonism after chronic occupationalexposure to glyphosate,” reported the following incident:Here we report a patient with parkinsonism following chronic occupational exposure toglyphosate. A previously healthy 44- year-old woman presented with rigidity, slowness andresting tremor in all four limbs with no impairment of short-term memory, after sustaining longterm chemical exposure to glyphosate for 3 years as a worker in a chemical factory. The chemicalplant produced a range of herbicides including: glyphosate, gibberellins, and dimethyl hydrogenphosphite; however, the patient worked exclusively in the glyphosate production division. Sheonly wore basic protection such as gloves or a face mask for 50 h each week in the plant whereglyphosate vapor was generated. She frequently felt weak. Two months before she came to ourclinic, she had expe- rienced severe dizziness and blurred vision.Another case study published in 2003 reported a case of parkinsonism subsequent to glyphosateexposure.These case studies are also backed up by animal research. In the roundworm model of glyphosateexposure the chemical results in neurodegeneration directly associated with damage to thedopamine and GABA producing neurons. In the rat model, glyphosate exposure results inoxidative brain damage, particularly the substantia nigra, where the highest concentration ofdopamine-producing cells reside, and which is the primary locus of neurological damage inParkinson’s disease.
  • Monsanto threatens Vermont legislature overGMO labeling bill, says it will sue stateJonathan BensonNatural NewsFriday, April 20, 2012Things are heating up on the geneticengineering front in the state of Vermont,where an overwhelming 96 percent ofVermonters vehemently support “right toknow” legislation that mandates fulldisclosure of genetically-modifiedorganisms (GMOs) on food labels. Butaccording to Ronnie Cummins from theOrganic Consumers Association (OCA),Monsanto is now threatening to sue thestate of Vermont should it dare to passsuch legislation, which has stalled it incommittee.H.722, also known as the Vermont Rightto Know Genetically Engineered FoodAct, would require any food product thatcontains GMOs to be labeled as such. Itwould also prohibit GMO-containing foods from being labeled “all natural” or “naturally grown,”which is quite common today, including even on some food products sold at health food grocers.If passed, H.722 will make Vermont the first U.S. state to take a stand for transparency in food labeling, which will set a precedent for the other 49 states to mimic. And since numerous polls have showed that the vast majority of Americans from all states are in favor of GMO labeling, it will only be a matter of time before every state legislature is forced to come to terms with the GMO issue, or at least address it. “H.722 is a simple but powerful bill — it will give all Vermonters the right to know if their food has been genetically engineered,” said Andrea Stander, Executive Director of Rural Vermont, about the bill. “Whether their need to know is based on health concerns such as new allergens, religious beliefs, or concerns for the impacts the production of genetically
  • engineered food crops are having on farmersand the environment, a huge majority ofVermonters are demanding the right to knowwhat’s in their food.”Monsanto bullies Vermont with threats oflegal action if it passes GMO labeling billBut with GMO labeling comes widespreadawareness about the presence of untested,unsafe ingredients throughout the foodsupply, which is sure to turn most peopleaway from buying or eating them. At least 70percent of the “inner aisle” food supply, orpackaged, processed foods found in the centeraisles at the grocery store, now contain GMingredients. Monsanto knows that if GMOsare labeled, its business would quicklycrumble. So to stop this from happening, the biotechnology giant has reportedly resorted tobullying the Vermont House Agriculture Committee (VHAC), which just so happens to supportGMO labeling by a 6 – 5 majority, into stonewalling until the legislature adjourns for the year atthe end of April. According to OCA, VHAC members are thus far refusing to take a vote on thebill, even after a recent hearing in which hundreds of farmers and members of the public testifiedas to the need for GMO labeling. It appears as though they will continue to hold hearings on thebill until the legislative session ends, which will force H.722 into hibernation, or even kill italtogether. Since this important issue affects us all, it is vitally important that the VHAC vote topass H.722 as soon as possible. Along with California, Washington, and several other states thatalso have their own GMO labeling bills moving through the legislative process, Vermont has thechance to lead the way in deconstructing Monsanto’s “Frankenfood” monopoly, and restorefreedom of food choice for all Americans. So will the state’s legislators have the courage to actually follow through with passing it, or will they cave to pressures from the most evil company in the world? Sources for this article include: rticles/article_25180.cfm cle.cfm?aid=14922
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