Sunday, February 23, 2014

Study: Monsanto’s Roundup causes “gluten intolerance”

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Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

A recent study proposes that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are on the rise as 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.

“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it.

“Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, skin rashes, macrocytic anemia and depression.

“It is a multifactorial disease associated with numerous nutritional deficiencies as well as reproductive issues and increased risk to thyroid disease, kidney failure, and cancer.

“Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, 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 sulfate supplies 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 selenomethionine associated 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 infertility, miscarriages, 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 Central America. 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 are understood, 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.

Jon Rappoport is the author of two explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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Anonymous said...

I was just commenting to a friend that celiac disease has almost become a fad. This explains it. It should be noted that the Rockefeller Trusts have for a long time held the controlling interest in Monsanto, and it should be noted that the Rockefeller's have a long history of supporting eugenics.

Anonymous said...

This is a man-made chemical, the same as LSD an Herion. If GOD wanted it to be, he would have made sure it was included and available in naturally grown food.
I say the hell with man-made shit and the hell with monsanto.
Money hungry death mongers and what what will happen when all of us are dead from being force fed their crap?

Anonymous said...

Might as wll drink antifreeze

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the study, where is it published?

Zeolite said...

Stay away from anything they offer, it's all poison! Just switch to Organic, and you won't get any of their poison foods, No GMO, no pesticide, save the bees, butterflies and your own families lives too!

Anonymous said...

Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows a new US peer-reviewed paper from Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff.

The review has been published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology.

Anonymous said...

If you can trust organic labeling...Grow your own and know your source of you

Endurion said...

The study is found here:

Alberto said...

Do roundup ready crops contain glyphosate? If one were to eat roundup ready gmo corn would not one be consuming glyphosate? Does not gmo corn pollen kill monarch butterflies?

Anonymous said...

American based corporate greed is killing humanity? First plutonium production by choice, then glyphosate poisoning?
The Plutonium Choice By U.S.A.:
My copy and paste for this: China is taking American discovered, American developed, American proven viable, Thorium nuclear technologies: safer, cheaper, scalable, plutonium free, 99% fuel efficient, near waste free, with benign waste after 300 years sequestration, to a new level. They rebirth, research, re-engineer, modernize, improve, Thorium LFTR styled technologies as we speak. Will this newer, safer, nuclear technology, already proven in working reactors in U.S., and brought to a new Chinese level of sophistication, eventually supplant the suicidal, dirty, inefficient, expensive, dangerous, Plutonium creating, current American enriched Uranium systems? Could China give birth to a new nuclear age? For all mankind? Remember: Uranium is in limited supply on earth. Thorium yields much higher energy per unit of fuel and Thorium is a much more plentiful fuel on earth. China speaks of a debut of Thorium in 2017. Can this newer fissioning technology supplant coal, oil, and enriched uranium (humanocidal, dirty) systems currently in use? at par or lower overall costs? Will China's 'politburo of seven' enact this by law, as they have the electric car? More electric trains? More electric bullet trains? Larger population? My Question: Can a blinkered corpocracy like America keep up, compete, maintain itself beside this raging communist giant?
Will the stagnant Corpocracy fade away with its fiat fairy money, from the world scene? China's Thorium systems to debut in 2017? Google Robert Hargraves and Kirt Sorenson thorium YouTube lectures will get you up to speed on the technology.
See: Kun Chen from Chinese Academy of Sciences on China Thorium

Vincent Nunes said...

Whatever disrupts the function of an insect's stomach can surely do the same to a human's stomach.

Read this PDF:

Anonymous said...

This was not a "study", it was a "review". It does not provide any new evidence. It is purely the personal opinion of the authors and was not based on any orriginal research and does not change the way gluten intolerance and celiac disease are understood It adds nothing to the "growing body of evidence against Monsanto’s Roundup and those GMO crops which require Roundup as the herbicide of choice", because it's merely a reassembling of previous published articles, many taken out of context. The authors misuse statistics and confuse correlation with causation in a way that is scientifically negligent and possibly fraudulent.

Anonymous said...

Correlation does not equal causation. Repeat this to yourself ad nauseum.

First, "Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity" (NCGS) has never been proven to be a real thing. Dr. Peter Gibson, the author of the only, flawed, study that hinted to NCGS' existence has recently published another, equally as flawed, study showing that it's placebo, negating his first study.

Also, the (very small) increased diagnosis of Celiac would more sensibly be attributed to all the press gluten has received, and the increased patient requests for testing, than to Monsanto; not that I care for Monsanto, but if we're to get to the bottom of anything we need to stop chasing our tails using pseudoscience.

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