According to a recent study, low-dose and long term exposure to Roundup, a weed killer by Monsanto, triggered liver illness in laboratory mice. The herbicide contains glyphosate, a chemical which is considered cancerous.
However, the EU extended the authorization license for glyphosate by another 18 months until the ECHA states their opinion.
This happened despite a recent study published in Scientific Reports showing that exposure to Roundup over a prolonged period of time led to liver disease.
Roundup Exposure Can Cause Cancer
Studies in the future would include the glyphosate administration. Female mice were given low dosages of the weed killer in a period of two years and this led to non-alcoholic fatty liver illness.
The dosage was below what people are exposed to in daily life and 75,000 times lower than the permitted dosage by the EU regulators. However, despite all of the science showing major reasons for worry, these products continue being approved.
Back in the 90s, Monsanto was sued by the NY Attorney General based on a false advertising of Roundup products in which Monsanto lost and agreed to stop doing this; however, to date, they’re still doing the same practices elsewhere.
In Germany, the weed killer will be removed due to killing insect populations that are pivotal for the pollination and ecosystems.
Glyphosate & Liver Illness
Believe it or not, there are thousands of pending cases on the link between glyphosate and cancers. Monsanto paid victims billions of dollars because they got non-Hodgkin lymphoma because of Roundup exposure.
Moreover, a new study done by a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego School Of Medicine suggests a connection between glyphosate and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Another study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology with Paul. J Mills as head- he’s a professor and chief of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine- tested the glyphosate amount in the urine samples of 2 patient groups.
One group was with people diagnosed with NASH, a type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the second group with people without this disease.
The results showed that the glyphosate residue was higher in the first group.
Can an Organic Diet Help?
Mills intends on placing a group of patients on an organic diet and to follow them closely for a period of several months while testing the benefits of herbicide-free diet on the biomarkers of liver illness.
This is of major importance as a large part of the foods we consume contain glyphosate, among other pesticides and herbicides. According to science, an organic diet can be of great aid.
In fact, a study that’s been recently published in the Environmental Research journal tested 4 families who consumed conventional diets and measured their pesticide levels through their urine before they switched to an organic diet when a significant reduction in their pesticide levels was discovered.