Wednesday, March 09, 2016 by Tara Paras
A California class action lawsuit is about to deal yet another hard blow to the already infamous Monsanto Corporation.
According to the lawsuit, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is not only killing plants but also targeting specific enzymes in the microbiome of the human gut.
The more we use glyphosate on our crops, the more its residue will be in food products. Ultimately, glyphosate residue makes its way into our guts and kills important species of bacteria that we depend on to stay healthy. The good bacteria colonies are responsible for regulating our immune system and helping it respond to invading pathogens. These bacteria help the body break down nutrients and also protect the gut wall from being penetrated by other toxins.
Unfortunately — and expectedly — there’s no mention of all this on Monsanto’s Roundup labels. What’s written instead is: “Glyphosate targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets.”
The class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) aims to point out how Monsanto has been lying to us all along. The lawsuit isn’t making direct links between glyphosate and cancer, even though the World Health Organization recently admitted that glyphosate is a carcinogen. Instead, the lawsuit is pointing out the basic lie that Monsanto has been perpetuating all along: Glyphosate does not affect humans.
The fact is — and all educated, health-conscious consumers should know this — glyphosate does affect humans. The lawsuit points out that glyphosate targets the EPSP synthase enzyme, which is found in both human and animal intestines. If this enzyme is wiped out, humans and animals would lose their ability to fight off diseases.
As stated in the lawsuit: “Because it kills off our gut bacteria, glyphosate is linked to stomach and bowel problems, indigestion, ulcers, colitis, gluten intolerance, sleeplessness, lethargy, depression, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, allergies, obesity, diabetes, infertility, liver disease, renal failure, autism, Alzheimer’s, endocrine disruption, and the W.H.O. recently announced glyphosate is ‘probably carcinogenic’.”
Just recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer listed glyphosate as a Group 2A carcinogen. Even the American Cancer Society declared the herbicide a Group 2A carcinogen. In China, a resident named Yang Xiao-lu filed a case against the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture requesting the toxicology report for glyphosate that was registered with the Chinese government. The Ministry responded by saying the toxicology report contained “trade secrets.”
All of Monsanto’s lies are gradually coming to light, along with the fact that glyphosate is literally breaking down the human immune system by destroying specific enzymes in the human gut microbiome. Glyphosate is acting as a vector for mental disease, by breaking down beneficial bacteria in the human gut, thereby allowing other toxins to infiltrate the blood and bypass the blood-brain barrier.