New Studies demonstrate how pesticide found on GMOS can harm animals and humans.

Glyphosate manufactured by is used in a variety of way. GMOS are genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide and the chemical is sprayed to combat the spread of weeds.

Two new recent research studies have again supported the alarm raised in other studies, namely that glyphosate has a detrimental harmful effect on the prevalent in animals.

The studies confirm that the use of glyphosate modifies the environment and stresses the living . One study cites the increase of associated disease in cattle over a 10-15 year period in Germany. Normal intestinal microflora acts as a critical element in preventing intestinal colonisation by C. botulinum and are directly and harmfully impacted by the of strong like glyphosate.

Another study presented results suggesting that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, , Salmonella Typhimurium, Clostridium perfringens and are highly resistant to glyphosate. However, most of beneficial bacteria as Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, adolescentis and . were found to be moderate to highly susceptible disturbing the normal gut bacterial community. Also, the toxicity of glyphosate to the most prevalent Enterococcus spp. could be a significant predisposing factor that is associated with the increase in C. botulinum-mediated diseases by suppressing the antagonistic effect of these bacteria on clostridia.

The impact of is not limited to cattle but also affects human beings who unwittingly ingest genetically modified organisms that have been genetically engineered to be resistant to Roundup, supporting the concept of mandatory product labeling.


Anaerobe. 2013 Feb 6. pii: S1075-9964(13)00018-8. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2013.01.005. [ ahead of print] Glyphosate suppresses the antagonistic effect of Enterococcus spp. on .

Curr Microbiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):350-8. doi: 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2. 2012 Dec 9.The effect of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro.

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