Roundup herbicide, manufactured by Monsanto, has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and other related types of brain damage, according to research that has been published in the Journal of Neurotoxicology & Teratology. This study is more evidence to show the connection between glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, and neurodegenerative conditions including Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian disorders in humans. According to the study, Roundup has been found to be the main environmental factor in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease.
Monsanto’s roundup is currently the best selling pesticide in the world, and it is used in the United States to help grow Monsato’s genetically modified corn, soy, canola, and cotton seeds. The seeds are specifically engineered so that they are able to tolerate heavy doses of herbicide application. These seeds and crops are therefore pesticides themselves. 80% of the processed foods in the United States contain some genetically modified products, so it is very likely that you are eating a dose of herbicide every day. The body has a very hard time getting rid of the toxins once they are inside of you, because they resist breaking down in water. These man-made poisons accumulate in the body and are stored in our fat. Parkinson’s occurs when there is significant bioaccumulation of the herbicide in your brain cells – in particular, the neurons that product dopamine.
In layman’s terms, this means that once a large enough amount of the chemicals are in your blood stream, they travel to the fat in your brain and slowly start causing brain damage.
Sources – healthimpactnews.com, organicauthority.com, digitaljournal.com