Pesticides and Health


Is Baby Food Good for Babies?

Last Updated: January 16th, 2020

At-a-glance Initially uncovered by Consumer Reports, a national survey revealed many baby foods were contaminated with arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. Children eat 3X more food per pound than adults. Arsenic accumulates in the brain, in particular the hormone-producing pituitary gland. It’s associated with lower IQ, mood disorders and is a carcinogen and teratogen (substances…

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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: January 22nd, 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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