Study: Monsanto’s Roundup causes “gluten intolerance”
by Jon Rappoport
February 21, 2014
A recent study proposes that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are
on the rise
a result of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
The National Library of Medicine states that celiac disease “damages the lining
of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food
that are important
for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is
found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.”
The study authors, Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, have a different view.
They point out that this rise in celiac disease parallels the increase
in the use
of Roundup, and the effects of glyphosate are those listed for celiac disease.
Here is the abstract of their study [Interdiscip Toxicol, 2013, Vol. 6
“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing
but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of
now suffers from it.
“Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, skin rashes, macrocytic anemia and
“It is a multifactorial disease associated with numerous nutritional
as well as reproductive issues and increased risk to thyroid disease,
“Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the
is the most important causal factor in this epidemic.
“Fish exposed to glyphosate develop digestive problems that are
reminiscent of celiac
disease. Celiac disease is associated with imbalances in gut bacteria
that can be
fully explained by the known effects of glyphosate on gut bacteria.
“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
to the gut.
“Glyphosate is known to inhibit cytochrome P450 enzymes. 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
with celiac disease match glyphosate’s known depletion of these amino acids.
“Celiac disease patients have an increased risk to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which
has also been implicated in glyphosate exposure.
“Reproductive issues associated with celiac disease, such as
and birth defects, can also be explained by glyphosate.
“Glyphosate residues in wheat and other crops are likely increasing recently due
to the growing practice of crop desiccation [drying] just prior to the harvest.
We argue that the practice of “ripening” sugar cane with glyphosate may explain
the recent surge in kidney failure among agricultural workers in
We conclude with a plea to governments to reconsider policies
regarding the safety
of glyphosate residues in foods.”
This study could change the way gluten intolerance and celiac disease
and it adds to the growing body of evidence against Monsanto’s Roundup and those
GMO crops which require Roundup as the herbicide of choice.
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