Monsanto's Roundup more deadly than DDTSubmitted by beeman on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:07
The major danger of genetically engineered foods may be related to the increased use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Glyphosate, which is the most common weed killer in the US and just happens to be more toxic than DDT. Roundup, can accumulate and persist in the soil for years, where it kills off beneficial microbes and stimulates virulence of pathogens
Since organically-farmed fields are not doused with glyphosate, organic fields still contain beneficial soil bacteria that actually hinder pathogens in and on the food from multiplying out of control. This may be yet another reason why organic foods are less prone to be contaminated with disease-causing pathogens than conventionally-grown foods
When applied to crops, glyphosate becomes systemic throughout the plant, so it cannot be washed off. And once you eat this crop, the glyphosate ends up in your gut where it can decimate your beneficial bacteria. This can wreak havoc with your health as 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut and is dependent on a healthy ratio of good and bad bacteria
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My own comment:
Dr. Huber talks about how DDT is actually more safe than Roundup. He believes historians will recognize this generation was willing to sacrifice it's children for cheap crops.
When DDT came on the market it was hailed as the safest chemical for pesticides use. It was sprayed everywhere and around children, people bought into the big lie. It took over 20 years to realize that the chemical companies were lying .