Just a short post to point out the continued concerns with glyphosate- the primary chemical in the product Roundup.
Previous posts have pointed out some of the concerns about pesticide and herbicide residue in food and feedstock items.
Unfortunately, this has not changed – and recent articles and studies underscore this concern. A recent article on the website of the Independent – a British newspaper – contained the headline: “Scientists urge caution over experts’ claims pesticide is ‘probably’ carcinogenic”.
It goes on to reference a report from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – a the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. What stands out to me is the statement: ” The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is that the herbicide glyphosate is classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”.
Take the time to read the linked articles and studies for yourself.
In my mind, the information that there is a probable link to cancer from this substance and as referenced in the Lancet Journal of Oncology – “Glyphosate and glyphosate formulations induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro”. Yikes!
I’d rather not ingest anything that damages might damage my dna or chromosomes, or is “probably carcinogenic”. If you’re concerned about herbicide residue in food, or this type of potential damage to your body, I’d urge you to do the same. Next up – how to avoid exposing yourself to glyphosate (think organic).
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