Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. It’s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. For decades, it’s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Carey Gillam about the health hazards of glyphosate, one of the most widely-used herbicides, which is most commonly found in the weedkiller Roundup. We discuss Monsanto’s efforts to promote increased uses of glyphosate, and how Monsanto (now Bayer) is facing thousands of lawsuits from customers who now have cancer. We also talk about how most of us are probably consuming several different pesticides in our daily meals, and what we can do to avoid them.
For more on Carey Gillam you can follow her on Twitter @careygillam, and through her website https://careygillam.com/. Get Carey’s book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, at https://careygillam.com/book.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- US Right to Know – https://usrtk.org/
- How Monsanto Manipulates Journalists and Academics – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/02/monsanto-manipulates-journalists-academics
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson – http://www.rachelcarson.org/SilentSpring.aspx
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