Glyphosate - The Science

Glyphosate -What Is It?9

Glyphosate -In Nova Scotia Forests9

Glyphosate – In The News 9

Glyphosate- What You Can Do9

Links to research papers and articles

The New Lede
January 23, 2023

A review of 51 independant scientific articles, comparing their findings and conclusions regarding the effects glyphosate and glyphosate combinations have on neuological development and disease. The results are concerning, to say the least.

Carmen Costas-Ferreira,
Rafael Durán and
Lilian R. F. Faro
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
April 21, 2022

The safety evaluation of pesticides in the European Union (EU) relies to a large extent on toxicity studies commissioned and funded by the industry. “We further suggest that future toxicity studies should be commissioned by authorities rather than by companies, to improve the authorities’ oversight over existing data and to prevent that economic conflicts of interest affect the reporting of study results and conclusions.”

Axel Mei, Christina Rudén
Environ Health September 5, 2022

“One pesticide popular with US farmers has been prominently linked to the disease: a weedkiller called paraquat”
The New Lede
October 27, 2022

“As glyphosate is phased out, paraquat could take its place”
Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawsuit

“Humans may encounter a staggering 80,000 or more toxic chemicals as they work, play, sleep and learn — so many that it is almost impossible to determine their individual effects on a person, let alone how they may interact or the cumulative impacts on the nervous system over a lifespan.”
The Guardian
October 23, 2022

“One pesticide popular with US farmers has been prominently linked to the disease: a weedkiller called paraquat”
The Guardian
October 21, 2022

The powerful story of a former Bay Area groundskeeper who took on Monsanto after a terminal cancer diagnosis.
the passionate eye, CBC
Re-broadcast September, 2022
Also access to several other related-films

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in your brain. It slows down your brain by blocking specific signals in your central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord).
GABA is known for producing a calming effect. It’s thought to play a major role in controlling nerve cell hyperactivity associated with anxiety, stress and fear.
Scientists also call GABA a non-protein amino acid neurotransmitter.

of the “inert” or “secret” ingredients in Vision Max, Roundup, etc that makes the product “sticky” to leaves, trees, etc. also makes bumblebees drown. Secret ingredients cannot be studied. Beyond Pesticides
January 23, 2022

Excellent, cross-country resource

Dr. Lisa J. Wood, assistant professor
Ecosystem Science & Management Dept.
University of Northern British Columbia
June 16, 2021

  • Glyphosate can last 10 or more years in the roots of plants.
    Glyphosate translocates into root systems of perennial herbaceous plants such as raspberries and blueberries and flushes into the fruits the following spring. Residual glyphosate in fruits in the year following treatment with glyphosate based herbicides (GBH) could have chronic implications for wildlife such as birds, bears, and other mammals consuming large quantities of berries in forest cutblocks.
    Begins Carrying Organic Alternatives Instead

August 1, 2021
Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 493

April 7, 2021

Prolonged exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of the weedkiller Roundup causes significant harm to keystone species according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
December 16, 2020

Over half the species of bacteria commonly found in our guts can be damaged or killed if exposed to glyphosate in high enough quantities. From cancer, to how our bodies absorb nutrients, how our brains deploy serotonin to fight depression and mental illness, glyphosate is shown to be very harmful to our health.
November 25, 2020

Greenwashing at its worst
After decades of denial and delay by big agribusiness, the pesticides industry appears to have become a climate champion.
Investigation: November 17, 2020

Safe food matters to you and me, but does it matter to Health Canada?
Informing Canadians since 2016.
October 21, 2020

Monsanto manufactures glyphosate
Monsanto was bought out by Bayer
Glyphosate causes non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Bayer announces it can significantly prolong non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients’ progression-free survival
October 14, 2020

In part:
“The Margaree Environmental Association (MEA) is strongly opposed to the NS Dept. of Environment’s issuing of permits to spray glyphosate herbicide on 1498 hectares of forest land on mainland Nova Scotia. Furthermore, MEA supports the efforts of individuals and groups protesting the herbicide spray program, as spraying has been shown to be dangerous to human health, destructive to the environment, expensive, and totally unnecessary.”
September, 2020

  • Removal of glyphosate from global usage
    A Statement by the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Committee on Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health
    July, 2019
  • Roundup Class Action Lawsuit Canada
    If you were exposed to Roundup between 1976 and April 4, 2019, you may be eligible to join the class action lawsuit and you may be eligible for financial compensation.
  • Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides?
    “In this commentary, we have identified factors that heighten concerns over the adequacy of safety assessments, and by extension, permitted levels of exposure to glyphosate and GBHs. These factors include increased use of GBHs on crops and for non-crop weed control, leading to measurable concentrations of glyphosate and AMPA in foodstuffs and likely increases in human exposures. The lack of biomonitoring data and epidemiological studies remain important data gaps. A small number of controlled laboratory studies using contemporary scientific approaches have identified adverse effects of glyphosate and GBHs at much lower doses than those used to make risk assessment decisions. Although there is controversy and debate regarding the carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting potential of these compounds, conclusions such as those drawn by IARC call into question the safety of GBHs beyond “reasonable certainty of no harm,” Considering what is now known about glyphosate from studies published over the last three decades, as well as the knowledge gaps that continue to raise concerns, we conclude that current safety standards for GBHs are outdated and may fail to protect public health and the environment.”
    June, 2017

“…there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that glyphosate is a major factor in several debilatating neurological, metabolic, autoimmune, reproductive, and oncolligical diseases.” – Stephanie Seneff, PhD
July 1, 2021

  • Bayer Admit Defeat in Groundbreaking Roundup Cancer Case
    Bayer-Monsanto have announced that they will not be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a $20.6 million verdict awarded to former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Lee Johnson, who proved that their glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup causes cancer.

“I don’t think any amount
would be enough
to punish that company.”

In a recent interview before Bayer admitted defeat, Mr. Johnson said he knew the legal battle with Monsanto could continue for many more years but he was committed to trying to hold the company accountable.
He has managed to keep his illness in check so far with regular chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but is not certain how long that will continue.

March 26, 2021

March 2, 2021

Environmental, Ag Worker Groups:
EPA Ignored Own Findings on Glyphosate Effects
December 22, 2020 – see the next link for the full brief


Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers. Internal company records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.
December 4, 2020