Roundup™ Targets Good Gut Bacteria

Roundup™ Targets Good Gut Bacteria

A new lawsuit targets Roundup’s capability of destroying more than weeds. The lawsuit, which represents multiple consumers, says that Roundup™ targets good gut bacteria. In recent years, the presence of good bacteria in the intestines has been linked to prevention of numerous maladies including heart disease, gluten intolerance, and depression. The suggestion that Roundup™ targets good gut bacteria and leads to additional medical problems is alarming.

The Lawsuits

A case filed in the Western District of Missouri, Jones et al. v Monsanto Co. et al. asserts that Monsanto willfully hid information from consumers that the enzyme the weed killer targets was not found in humans or pets. The products named in the case include Scotts Miracle-Gro, which contains glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup™. According to the attorney, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., despite efforts by Monsanto to skew information, the science is overwhelming. There are two other cases filed in Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin, which are similar. The Wisconsin case was not granted class certification. Scotts said that it was indemnified in litigation concerning glyphosate.

What Is Gluten Intolerance?

Celiac sprue is characterized by intolerance to gluten. More specifically, autoantibodies are produced against transglutaminase, which is a major protein found in gluten. Gluten is a substance found in wheat and other cereal grains, including oats, barley, and rye. The autoantibodies produce an immune response responsible for the symptoms of gluten intolerance.

Gluten Intolerance and Roundup™

Gluten intolerance affects roughly 5 percent of the U.S. population. It causes diarrhea, nausea, depression, rashes and anemia, chronic fatigue, neurological problems, and nutritional deficiencies. Gluten intolerance is also associated with reproductive problems and has been linked to cancer and thyroid disease. Scientists have shown that Roundup™ is a causative factor in the development of gluten intolerance. Studies have shown that fish exposed to glyphosate develop digestive problems found in celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Sufferers often maintain a gluten-free diet, which can alleviate many of the symptoms. One of the major problems, nutritional deficiencies, is caused by issues in the small intestine.

How Roundup™ Targets Good Gut Bacteria

Glyphosate affects gut bacteria by inactivating multiple cytochrome P450 enzymes, one of the substances the herbicide targets. This has been thought to lead to diseases such as autism, Parkinson’s, and obesity. These enzymes are used to detoxify toxic substances and the absorption of Vitamins A and D as well as interfering with adequate bile production in the liver. By inhibiting these enzymes, glyphosate interferes with such functions. In addition, Roundup™ chelates or binds certain elements such as iron, cobalt, copper, and molybdenum, causing a deficiency. Roundup™ also causes a deficiency in tyrosine, tryptophan, and methionine. Such deficiencies are linked to gluten intolerance. Celiac disease patients have a considerably higher risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This latter causal association may be associated with Roundup’s effect on the development of this disease.

Reproductive Issues and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is linked to:

  • Miscarriage
  • Infertility
  • Birth defects

How Glyphosate Affects Nutrition in Humans

Humans depend on food and its interaction with gut bacteria to absorb nutrients. Roundup™ holds an antimicrobial patent. Glyphosate targets good gut bacteria, which leads to the destruction of healthy bacteria and proliferation of sinister forms. By interfering with the breakdown of gluten proteins, primarily those in wheat, bigger wheat fragments remain in the gut and trigger an immune response, causing symptoms of gluten intolerance.

Roundup™ Cancer Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Roundup™ cancer attorney. The multiple problems due to the use of Roundup™ increase almost daily. People’s lives are drastically affected by the development of cancer and other maladies. This leads to a lifetime of suffering or death. As family members die or others are relegated to painful gut problems, we must halt the use of Roundup™.

Monsanto/Bayer is fighting this with legal maneuvering, and those who suffer due to the product need to do the same. Find out if you are eligible to file a claim against Monsanto/Bayer. Call me at (800) 404-5400 nationwide or in California at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice. You can also reach me online if this is more convenient for you.

I’ve helped numerous clients with issues ranging from wrongful death to a lifetime of suffering. As an injury lawyer, I want to ensure that no one pays the price, both physically and financially, for another’s negligence. Everyone has the right to lead healthy lives free of the burden of worry due to monetary loss from corporate greed.

I have been honored to be included in the top one percent of lawyers nationwide chosen by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for providing legal excellence to clients. I am also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates for winning more than $1 million for a client.

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