A study in fish showed an association between the impact of the herbicide Roundup (ingredient glyphosate) used in crops on reproduction. Fish exposed to glyphosate develop digestive troubles that are reminiscent of celiac disease.
Reproductive issues associated with celiac disease, such as infertility, miscarriages, and birth defects, can also be explained by glyphosate.
Glyphosate is known to inhibit cytochrome P450 enzymes. Characteristics of celiac disease point to impairment in many cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are involved with detoxifying environmental toxins, activating vitamin D3, catabolizing vitamin A, and maintaining bile acid production and sulfate supplies to the gut.
Deficiencies in iron, cobalt, molybdenum, copper and other rare metals associated with celiac disease can be attributed to glyphosate’s strong ability to chelate these elements.
Deficiencies in tryptophan, tyrosine, methionine and selenomethionine associated with celiac disease match glyphosate’s known depletion of these amino acids.
Here is an article in the Holistic Health published Nov 28 that makes the case for glyphosate´s implication in gluten-intolerance becoming so widespread.
Another scientific study published in Interdisciplinary Toxicology found that if glyphosate usage continues unabated, glyphosate resistance among weeds will become a growing problem necessitating a strategy that either involves an increase in the amount of glyphosate that is applied or a supplementation with other herbicides such as glufosinate, dicampa, 2-4D, or atrazine.
Agrochemical companies are now actively developing crops with resistance to multiple herbicides, a disturbing trend, especially since glyphosate’s disruption of CYP enzymes leads to an impaired ability to break down many other environmental chemicals in the liver.
This makes us ever more vulnerable to the onslaught of environmental toxins increasingly found in our food chains, and chronic diseases like cancer and leads to more problems in reproductive health as a species.