Roundup And Glyphosate – A Disastrous Combination

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Glyphosate was discovered by John E. Franz, an organic chemist who synthesized the herbicide while working at Monsanto's Company in 1970. This chemical became worldwide popular in short time.

It is still utilized in agriculture and also among countless homeowners to control weeds in their landscapes.  But the active ingredient glyphosate used in Roundup and sold by Monsanto is a cause of cancer.

It enters the human body if applied directly on skin and many of the farmers were using it without hand gloves or any protection. You can also file a case against Monsanto via

Roundup is applied directly to the leaves of weeds and functions systemically. Once it is absorbed by the leaf, it spreads throughout the entire plant system. This seven-step pathway is a metabolic path which is very important to the lifespan of bacteria, fungi, algae, and each living plant.

When this metabolic path gets interrupted then the biosynthesis of necessary floats and fatty acids such as phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan will stop working. As production of these proteins is neglected, plant death is inevitable.

Initially, Roundup effectively controlled weed development, however, contact with the crop plant was harmful. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum killer, so it cannot differentiate between crop plants and undesirable weed species.

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