Thursday, November 1, 2012

Round-Up and Parkinson's Disease

Monsanto's Roundup, Glyphosate Linked to Parkinson's and Similar Diseases By Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society 2012 October 12

[Excerpted] We already know the links between herbicides and sterility in men, birth defects, mental illness, obesity and possibly cancer - but now we have something new to add to the nasty effects of pesticides list - Parkinson's disease and similar neurodegenerative conditions.

New research, published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, indicates a connection between a component in Monsanto's Roundup and Parkinson's disease. Glyphosate is said to induce cell death, with frightening repercussions. reports the study was investigating the links between herbicides (weed killers) and brain damage. These chemicals, the study's authors say, "have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with neurodegenerative disorders," like Parkinson's.

...Studies indicate that glyphosate is toxic to human DNA "at concentrations diluted 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications." Worded differently - the levels considered safe by our government are 450 times the levels at which glyphosate has been found to damage and destroy human DNA...."

Majia here: The study can be found here:

Glyphosate induced cell death through apoptotic and autophagic mechanisms Ya-xing Gui Xiao-ning Fan Hong-mei Wang Gang Wang Sheng-di Chen

[Abstract excerpted] Herbicides have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with human neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease(PD). Previous studies indicated that the exposure to glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, is possibly linked to Parkinsonism, however the underlying mechanism remains unclear. We investigated the neurotoxic effects of glyphosate in differentiated PC12 cells and discovered that it inhibited viability of differentiated PC12 cells in dose-and time-dependent manners. Furthermore, the results showed that glyphosate induced cell death via autophagy pathways in addition to activating apoptotic pathways. Interestingly, deactivation of Beclin-1 gene attenuated both apoptosis and autophagy in glyphosate treated differentiated PC12 cells, suggesting that Beclin-1 gene is involved in the crosstalk between the two mechanisms.


Sep 28, 2012
Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Food and Chemical Toxicology Gilles-Eric Séralini a,!, Emilie Clair a, Robin Mesnage a, Steeve Gress a, Nicolas Defarge a, ...
Sep 20, 2012
Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said rats fed on a diet containing NK603 - a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller - or given water with Roundup at levels ...
Apr 13, 2012
'What shocked us was that the Roundup induced the same changes,' said Rick Relyea, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh's (Pitt) Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciencesand director of ...
Oct 13, 2012
HIGHLY RECOMMEND: Round-up and Birth Defects: Is the Public Being Kept in the Dark? Huffington Post Lucia Graves "Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators ...
Mar 22, 2012
Obesity, Birth Defects, GM and Round-Up. Washington's Blog has a series of posts on the role of genetically modified food and chemicals such as BPA in contributing to Americans' weight problem.
Sep 05, 2012
Furthermore, many Americans strongly doubt that genetically modified food is safe, especially food modified to produce Bt and to withstand the dangerous herbicide Round-Up. I have posted many, many times on scientific ...
Jul 29, 2012
Majia here: The 2 most commonly genetic modifications are Bt and Round Up Ready. ... NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation.
Aug 04, 2011
For some reason I get Dr. Mercola's "health updates" in my email. I find some of the studies posted very interesting. This one in particular caught my eye. Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate ...

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... it's Industry that is the Zombie!

    Why do i bother with employment?
    Am i not also feeding governance & industry?


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