The Consequences Of Monsanto's Roundup And Its Harmful

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Meds Nes Monsanto’s Roundup and Its Harmful Effects In 1974 Monsanto invented a herbicide and marketed it with the brand name Roundup, the main chemical used in it is glyphosate. But it was not popular until the late 1990s; it became popular after Monsanto’s ingenious marketing strategy started and an upsurge in the market was noticed. This was because Monsanto was producing genetically engineered seeds for commercial cultivation of food crops which can tolerate the high doses of Roundup as weedicide. Farmers face heavy economic losses because of different types of weeds which are inevitable part of a crop. With the availability of genetically engineered seeds of different food crops, farmers became capable of controlling weeds in their cotton, soy, canola and corn crops. In order to increase the sale of its star herbicide, Monsanto…show more content…
Recently a French court said that the claims made by Monsanto which are about the environmental friendliness and biodegradability of glyphosate are false advertising. Meds Nes published that in the last 20 years scientists were documenting the consequences of glyphosate. They have noticed its presence in our food, in the water we drink and even in the air. They have found that people who are suffering from neurological disorders were found with higher levels of glyphosate in their bodies. This is in comparison with those people who are healthy and not suffering from any such disease. A strong correlation was found between farming communities, who have continuous exposure of glyphosate and attention deficit disorder. They are also linking it with the oxidative stress in Alzheimers disease. Due to the toxicity of glyphosate to useful bacteria which our body uses to suppress pathogenic bacteria, gut dysbiosis was recorded in autistic children. Glyphosate promotes the aluminum accumulation which may be known as the main cause of

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