nothing wrong with me finalBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Note page 119 of the EPA document (124 of the PDF) on herbicide toxicity, titled “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings.” Glyphosate is categorized in the “Other Herbicides” section, Chapter 13. This document states that humans do not have the same ‘pathway,’ or ‘mechanism of action’ as plants, so toxicity is not to be expected:

Glyphosate is marketed in the United States as isopropylamine salt. Glyphosate and related compounds have a specific mechanism of action inhibiting the enzyme responsible for synthesizing phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan, which is an enzyme system that is not present in humans. Given the plant-specific mechanism of action, there is theoretically a low risk for acute human toxicity.

This is a misdirection since bacteria do have this ‘pathway‘ and our gut’s health depends on the health of the bacteria that it contains. If our gut is not healthy, we are not healthy.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate’s inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. We explain the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease, and we show that glyphosate is the “textbook example” of exogenous semiotic entropy: the disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins.

Bacteria are single-celled microbes. Glyphosate is patented as an anti-microbial. 

MicrobesMicrobes are single-cell organisms so tiny that millions can fit into the eye of a needle.

They are the oldest form of life on earth. Microbe fossils date back more than 3.5 billion years to a time when the Earth was covered with oceans that regularly reached the boiling point, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Without microbes, we couldn’t eat or breathe.

Without us, they’d probably be just fine.

Understanding microbes is vital to understanding the past and the future of ourselves and our planet.

Microbes <my-crobes> are everywhere. There are more of them on a person’s hand than there are people on the entire planet!

Microbes are in the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, the food we eat—they’re even inside us!

We couldn’t digest food without them—animals couldn’t, either. Without microbes, plants couldn’t grow, garbage wouldn’t decay and there would be a lot less oxygen to breathe.

In fact, without these invisible companions, our planet wouldn’t survive as we know it!

After stating that Glyphosate, an anti-microbial that is incorporated into our air, water, soil, and just about everything that we eat and drink, is at “a low risk for acute human toxicity,” a deliberate obfuscation of the facts, The EPA document goes on to state:

Treatment of Glyphosate Toxicosis

1. Provide supportive treatment, as there is no known antidote.

So, in a nutshell, it appears that we are being systematically poisoned through our gut bacteria by an herbicide for which the EPA states that there is no known antidote, and that same agency is covering it up by stating that humans are somehow immune.

©2015 Barbara H. Peterson

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9 Responses to “EPA: No Known Antidote for Glyphosate Poisoning”

  1. Abe says:

    Got this from Moms Across America 12/3/15.
    Monsanto Put on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity at the Hague

    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups announced today that they will put Monsanto MON (NYSE), a US-based transnational corporation, on trial for crimes against nature and humanity, and ecocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, next year on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

  2. William Peachy says:

    Since the article makes a strong case why glyphosate is a dangerous toxin, it begs the question if glyphosoate break down in time. If so, what conditions break it down, and how long does it persist in the environments where it is used or found? If it does not break down, God help us!

  3. Abe says:

    Just a few months Judy Hoy, Nancy Swanson, and Stephanie Seneff did a paper on mainly wildlife as Judy has been studying that in the Bitterroot area of Montana for the last 30 some years. The video at the bottom has a load of pics from the defects she’s taken when she started to notice these defects. Her husband is with MT fish and game and would bring road kill home for Judy’s animal rehab.

    The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Diseases

    Judy Hoy on Glyphosate & Wildlife

  4. This is so sad why are you poison us with round up and remember our bee you are awful.

  5. Patrice Hocking says:

    Cartoon is accurate unfortunately. Too many people are convinced that all of these diseases running rampant are just normal part of aging or a bad luck of the draw. Children are not nearly as healthy as they used to be 50 years ago and allergies are common. Auto immune disorders(Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Chronic Fatigue, AR, and so many more), cancers, autism, ALS, Hepatitis, the many allergies, lung and heart diseases – the numbers are up and growing. When I check the obituaries, unfortunately the ages of the people dying are getting lower and lower. Far too many in their 50’s and 60’s. I have family members who live on fast food and take a long list of pharmaceuticals – yet would never consider taking a look at the role nutrition plays. Just add another pill. (not taking into consideration that the 10 they take now have made no difference other hitting their wallet and causing more illness due to side effects. But their is a pill for that right?

  6. Terrie says:

    Difficult to accept; however not many things surprise me any more. How members of our human family deliberately do harm to others etc is simply evil!

  7. Steve says:

    it’s going to boil down to this. If you grow your own food and avoid the fluoride, toxic vaccines and all the processed food, then you’ll make it, but if you consume all this crap you will not.

  8. Terry adams says:

    There is a massive culling of the population going on right now…the Deagle website estimates that America’s population will be 85% of what it is now..

  9. Tonino says:

    The House of Frankenstein -FDA and GMO Salmon

    “…recent decision of the United States Government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to permit commercialization of the first-ever GMO animal for human consumption, despite an unprecedented 2 million opposing citizen petitions, and despite opposition of 40 members of Congress, more than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and even supermarket chains, is such an instance. It astonishes me.
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