View Full Version : Roundup Causing Soil/Root Problems

08-13-11, 09:02 PM

Susie Collins
Aug 13, 2011

Repeated use of the chemical glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup herbicide, impacts the root structure of plants, and 15 years of research indicates that the chemical could be causing fungal root disease.

Reuters reports that Roundup herbicide research shows plant and soil problems.
The heavy use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers are cultivating, a government scientist said on Friday.

[Bob] Kremer is among a group of scientists who have been turning up potential problems with glyphosate. Outside researchers have also raised concerns over the years that glyphosate use may be linked to cancer, miscarriages and other health problems in people and livestock.

Glyphosate is an organophosphorus compound, one of three classifications of pesticides that research shows can initiate Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The three classifications of pesticides linked to the initiation of MCS are organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides, the organochlorine pesticides, and the pyrethroid pesticides.

The full Reuter's article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/12/us-glyphosate-idUSTRE77B58A20110812

08-13-11, 10:54 PM
I didn't know Roundup was in one of groups of pesticides that can cause MCS....

08-13-11, 11:05 PM
I was well aware of it. Although it played no part in the development of the MCS I developed, I used to feel quite ill if our neighbour used Roundup when we were still living in th e city.