PCBs, Agent Orange, GMO seeds and Roundup Weedkiller: Monsanto’s Legacy Lives On

Food, Faith & Hope…that is the spin Monsanto gave to stockholders and the general public when plotting to change their image from the creators of life-destroying Agent Orange and PCBs to the humanitarian developers and pushers of Glyphosate weedkiller and GMO seeds.  All of Monsanto’s legacy chemical products are now known to be toxic. And in one form or another, are still contaminating our lives. Their history is as convoluted as it has been profitable… 

Glyphosate in Processed Food and Your Gut Microbiota

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in RoundUp weed killer, continues to be widely used on food crops and as a result, the residue is present in many processed foods–especially those that contain corn, canola and soybean products.  What does it mean for the human body to ingest glyphosate residue on a daily basis?  Scientists now have the initial part of the answer and it concerns our gut microbiome.

Gut Microbiome Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Products, Environment, Food

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants.  In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.