Health and Your Environment
There is nothing more important to the health of you and your family than the food you eat. Our food was not meant to contain herbicides which are designed to kill plants
Recently GMO plants have made certain plants such as soy and others herbicide tolerant so rather than the herbicide killing the plant it collects in the plant and then we eat it
Is that a problem ?
The EPA does not apparently think so and in the Federal Register of May 2, 2012 (77 FR 25954) (FRL-9346-1 referencing a summary of the petition prepared by Monsanto, the registrant, which is available in the docket at http://www.regulations.gov. moved the tolerances for this herbicide in our food up. “Based upon review of the data supporting the petition, EPA has modified the levels at which tolerances are being established for some commodities as well as the crops for which tolerances are being established. http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
So the EPA has moved the Pesticide Tolerances to Glyphosate up
The EPA is therefore agreeing that Herbicides which kill plants are safe to be in our daily food supply without a study of adverse health effects
Following closely on the heels of this mentioned EPA’s decision to allow Roundup herbicide residues in food at concentrations a million times higher than shown carcinogenic, new study published in the journal Free Radical Medicine & Biology implicates the herbicide, and its main ingredient glyphosate, in male infertility, at concentration ranges well within the EPA’s “safe level” for food
The researchers noted “Glyphosate has been described as an endocrine disruptor affecting the male reproductive system; however, the molecular basis of its toxicity remains to be clarified. We could propose that Roundup® toxicity, implicating in Ca2+ overload, cell signaling misregulation, stress response of the endoplasmic reticulum and/or depleted antioxidant defenses could contribute to Sertoli cell disruption of spermatogenesis that could impact male fertility.”
This study adds to a growing body of research implicating Roundup herbicide in male infertility:
- A 2007 study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology found that Roundup herbicide altered the structure of the testis and epididymal region (part of the tubular spermatic duct system), as well as the serum levels of testosterone and estradiol, in male ducks, leading the researchers to conclude that Roundup “…may cause disorder in the morphophysiology of the male genital system of animals.”
- A 2010 male rat study published in the Archives of Toxicology revealed prepubertal exposure to commercial formulation of the herbicide glyphosate alters testosterone levels and testicular morphology, leading researchers to describe the herbicide as “a potent endocrine disruptor.
- A 2011 male rat study published in the Archives of Toxicology revealed maternal exposure to glyphosate disturbed the masculinization process and promoted behavioral changes and histological and endocrine problems in reproductive parameters
- A 2011 study published in the journal Toxicology In Vitro found a glyphosate-based herbicide induced necrosis and apoptosis in mature rat testicular cells in vitro, and testosterone decrease at lower levels In the study, Roundup and glyphosate at concentrations as low as 1 part per million produced a testosterone decrease in sperm cells by 35%.
- A more recent 2013 study in male rats published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Reproductive Safety found glyphosate (in combination with another pesticide) provoked severe oxidative stress in male testes, resulting in inhibited testosterone production and disrupted gonadotropin levels
Read your Food Labels and ask for GMO Free Foods and Glyosphate FREE foods at your supermarket.
These adulterated foods need to be properly labeled