The World Health Organisation’s has re-assessed glyphosate (the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup) and called it a ‘probable’ human carcinogen.
In Sydney this week for the Food+Family+Health tour, London-based Molecular Biologist Dr Michael Antoniou said, ‘The conclusions of this report need to be taken seriously. The review was conducted by scientists who are experts in their field and based on the results of appropriately conducted laboratory animal toxicity studies they have come to a logical recommendation that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. I do not find this conclusion surprising given the increasing evidence that shows that glyphosate at human environmental levels of intake is toxic through multiple mechanisms such as oxidative stress, gut dysbiosis and endocrine disruption.’
Also in Sydney this week, Dr Michelle Perro, a US paediatrician, has seen an increase in allergies and illnesses in children over the past ten years. These changes have been confirmed with alterations in children’s blood and urine analysis’ showing damage to the gut as well as other organs. These findings have been progressively trending upward.
“I want to share my experiences so you don’t follow where we’ve already fallen.” Dr Perro said.
“In my own clinical practice, approximately 90 per cent of my patients have disturbances in intestinal function corroborated by laboratory data. Food is a big part of this.”
Over 80 per cent of genetically modified crops worldwide are designed to be sprayed with Roundup to control weeds.
Zen Honeycutt, real food advocate and founder of Moms Across America, is currently touring Australia sharing her own children’s experiences in their journey to better health. Moms Across America tested breastmilk and found it contaminated with glyphosate, which industry says does not bioaccumulate. The highest level was 1600 times the level allowed in drinking water in the EU.
“I just want future generations to be healthy. These new findings are concerning and correlates with what we’re seeing in the decline of our health”, Ms Honeycutt said.
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