(NaturalPath) According to a new study published in the scientific journal Entropy, heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s infertility and cancers. The peer-reviewed report indicated that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in the weed killer, has been found in food.
“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,” the study says.
Monsanto is the developer of both Roundup herbicide and a suite of crops that are genetically altered to withstand being sprayed with the Roundup weed killer.
The executive vice president of sustainability at Monsanto stood by his product. “We are very confident in the long track record that glyphosate has. It has been very, very extensively studied,” he said.
For more information, read the full study.
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