Pesticides and Health


COVID-19,  the Gut Microbiota and Glyphosate: What are the links?

COVID-19, the Gut Microbiota and Glyphosate: What are the links?

Last Updated: July 28th, 2020

Written by Michelle Perro, MD; Executive Director GMOScience There is an erratic progression and presentation of illnesses from COVID-19 from the global perspective. While some countries have leveled off and are lessening restrictions, others like the US continue to spike and have taken the lead in the number of global cases. The graph below depicts…

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Glyphosate and Roundup Disrupt the Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting the Shikimate Pathway

Glyphosate and Roundup Disrupt the Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting the Shikimate Pathway

Last Updated: February 20th, 2020

Doses of glyphosate and Roundup that regulators have assumed to be safe also cause fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue. Report by Claire Robinson and Michelle Perro, MD At-a-glance Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide are engineered to be grown with glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup. A 2019 study in rats provides…

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