MORE ON GLYPHOSATE’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON BABIES & PREGNANT WOMEN & ‘REGULATORY’ FAILURE.

Additional coverage from ag-rag ‘FERN’s Ag Insider”. These new glyphosate revelations are EXPLOSIVE particularly in light of Monsanto for decades having snowballed ‘regulators’ and the public with the concocted narrative glyphosate – main ingredient in Monsanto weed killer ‘Round-Up’ – is magically harmless.
Expert plant pathologist Dr. Donald Huber ranks glyphosate as FAR WORSE than DDT. Jim

“…The researchers tested and tracked, over a period of two years, the presence of the common herbicide glyphosate in the urine of 69 expectant mothers in Indiana…

“…found glyphosate residues in 90 percent of the women, and high levels of those residues appeared to correlate with shortened pregnancies and below-average birth weights adjusted for age. The findings alarmed the researchers because such babies are at increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and lower cognitive abilities. ‘Gestational age maximizes the size of your brain at birth, and any shortening is essentially a reduction of IQ points,’ Winchester said in an interview with FERN’s Ag Insider. ‘It has not just health, but lifetime achievement implications’…

“Glyphosate is the world’s most popular herbicide and the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Globally, 9.4 million tons of glyphosate have been sprayed on crops, lawns, and gardens since the chemical was released on the market in 1974…

“Currently, concerns about the safety of glyphosate are at the center of a major national lawsuit. Monsanto is being sued by hundreds of U.S. consumers who say the company did not warn them, despite evidence, that the chemical can cause cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood disease. A key piece of testimony in the suit is a 2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report stating that glyphosate is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’

“In the glyphosate study, Winchester and his colleagues considered whether water might again be the exposure route for the pregnant women they monitored. After testing water samples, the scientists concluded that it was not the source. They suspect diet may play a role. The Food and Drug Administration, however, recently suspended the testing of glyphosate residues in food, citing the need for improved validation methods.

“Experts say the spread of weeds resistant to glyphosate in the Midwest is triggering intensification of herbicide use over longer periods of time. ‘Until this year, most herbicides in the Midwest were sprayed during a six-week window, but now heavy herbicide spray season will last at least four months, placing more women and children at heightened risk…”

https://thefern.org/ag_insider/researchers-find-glyphosate-pregnant-women-worry-impact-infants/