Pesticides kill bugs, but they also harm people, especially farmers who use them, and they seriously impact the environment. A 1993 report by the National Academies concluded, “depending on dose, some pesticides can cause a range of adverse effects on human health, including cancer, acute and chronic injury to the nervous system, lung damage, reproductive dysfunction, and possibly dysfunction of the endocrine and immune systems.” Children are the most vulnerable because their growing bodies, including the brain and reproductive organs, may be altered in long-term or permanent ways after being poisoned, and children of farmworkers are also at risk.
Reportage Glyphosate in Italy — video
Glyphosate is the most popular herbicide worldwide due to its low toxicity, but it is also the herbicide that weeds are adapting resistance to quickest. Roundup Gel may well be the product of 2012, but it’s a safe bet it won’t remain there.
FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food
Unsupported claims assert that one in two children will be autistic by 2025 due to the use of glyphosate (Roundup) on food crops.
Origins: On 23 December 2014, the website Alliance for Natural Health published an article titled “Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT.” It described a dire
prognostication made “at a conference” in early December by Stephanie Seneff, PhD (whose web biography described her as a “Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,” not an individual specializing in epidemiology.) The precise location, date, and general scope of the December 2014 conference in question was not disclosed in the article, but a reference was made to the general subject of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).