Glyphosate herbicides linked to fatty liver disease

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Glyphosate herbicides linked to fatty liver disease

New research published in prestigious science journal links herbicides such as Roundup to non alcoholic fatty liver disease

Glyphosate herbicides linked to fatty liver disease

Roundup is a common glyphosate-based herbicide, owned by Monsanto 

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New research linking low levels of glyphosate-based herbicides with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been published in prestigious science journal Nature.

The research found that exposure to chronic ultra-lose doses of glyphosate, such as Monsanto’s Roundup, has “substantial overlap” with liver disfunction.

Policy director at the Soil Association, Peter Melchett, said: “This research is the first evidence of a clear causative link between consumption of Roundup at levels that are found in the real world and a serious disease.

“Weedkillers like Roundup (active ingredient is glyphosate) cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low doses, many times below levels permitted by regulators worldwide.”

But Monsanto rejected the results of the study, calling it "bad science". "This new study relies on the same samples from a 2012 Seralini study that was determined to be scientifically flawed by multiple regulatory authorities around the world," a statement said.

 

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