Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States and the key ingredient in Monsanto’s billion dollar product Roundup. Glyphosate is applied in agriculture and forestry, on lawns and gardens in public and private landscapes. Despite a “probably carcinogenic to humans” classification from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015, the National Pesticide Information Center estimates more than 750 products contain glyphosate in the U.S. Since glyphosate testing began in 2016, reports of glyphosate residues have been discovered in popular vaccines, with the most contamination found in Merck’s MMR, however the FDA has confirmed trace amounts thousands of products, including cookies, crackers, cold cereals, and chips. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a risk assessment for glyphosate to determine is future use, however, in the meantime, several human and animal studies and articles (below) show that adverse effects of glyphosate on children’s health have been disastrous: including contributing to autism and other chronic autoimmune and neurological diseases. In August of 2018, a landmark case was won against Monsanto’s Roundup: awarding a California school groundskeeper and father of three $289 million for causing him terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

WHO: International Agency for Research on Cancer – Monographs Volume 112: Evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015.

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is widely present in the U.S. food supply. According to a news report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide.” Despite decades-long use of glyphosate, the FDA only recently started testing for the chemical’s presence in food.

A series of articles by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff explains glyphosate’s relationship to many modern diseases. Many other articles and presentations by Dr. Seneff are available at her website:

  1. Glyphosate’s suppression of cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: pathways to modern diseases. (2013)
  2. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: celiac sprue and gluten intolerance (2013)
  3. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies (2015)
  4. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases IV: cancer and related pathologies (2015)
  5. Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases V: amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins (2016)
  6. Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases VI: prions, amyloidoses and autoimmune neurological diseases (2017)—This article states, “Most disturbing is the presence of glyphosate in many popular vaccines including the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which we have verified here for the first time.”

Stephanie Seneff discusses glyphosate’s presence in vaccines.

A comparison of temporal trends in United States autism prevalence to trends in suspected environmental factors

This article reports that temporal trends for glyphosate use in agriculture correlate positively to the rise in autism (see Figure 6). Glyphosate “could be interacting in recent years with other toxins to drive up the prevalence of U.S. autism.”

February 18, 2020

Weighing Down Childhood: Are Vaccines and Glyphosate Contributing to Childhood Obesity?

The surge in childhood obesity began in earnest in the late 1980s. Given the growing evidence that environmental chemicals are key obesity triggers, it makes sense to consider what exposures may have increased over the same time period. Vaccines and glyphosate are two culprits that readily come to mind—and published evidence supports a link.

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February 14, 2020

Understanding the Basics of Glyphosate

The substance glyphosate was initially discovered in 1950 by a Swiss chemist, Henri Martin, at the pharmaceutical company Cilag. At that stage the product had no known pharmaceutical purpose. In 1964 Stauffer Chemical Company discovered the chelating capabilities of glyphosate and it was developed and utilized as a descaling agent for boiler systems and steam pipes.

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October 15, 2019

Legal Updates for Beechnut

JULY 09, 2019 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Children’s Health Defense Bring Legal Action Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Concerning Misrepresentation That Their Naturals Baby Foods are 100% Natural Comprehensive Test Results Show Beech-Nut Naturals line of baby foods contain residues of synthetic pesticides including glyphosate, acetamiprid and captan. Washington, DC—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and […]

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September 23, 2019

Studies, Papers, Reports and Articles on Glyphosate, GMOs, Pesticides, 5G, and Other Environmental Harms

This is a partial list, compiled by Moms Across America of research studies, published papers and reports on vast array of environmental issues facing the health of our children today. 

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September 23, 2019

Glyphosate Testing Full Report: Findings in American Mothers’ Breast Milk, Urine and Water.

The purpose of this glyphosate testing project is to shed light upon the presence of glyphosate in our water, children’s bodies and mother’s breast milk, hopefully inspiring further scientific studies to support the world in being a healthy, safe place to live.

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August 22, 2019

Glyphosate and Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

Gut bacteria play a pivotal role in shoring up brain health and overall health. This fact has become a widely acknowledged talking point in scientific circles as well as in the popular press. The reverse is also true—when diet or environmental factors produce gut dysbiosis (an imbalance of the microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract), the imbalance can “impact the pathologies of many diseases.”

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July 31, 2019

U.S. Births Are at Record-Low Levels—Why Aren’t We Asking Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual statistical overview of births in America. The agency reported that total U.S. births plummeted to a 32-year “record low” in 2018—particularly for teenagers and women in their twenties. But though 2018 may have set a new record, other recent years relay much the same story: total births and the general fertility rate (births per 1,000 reproductive-age women) have been falling steadily for well over a decade.

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July 09, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Children’s Health Defense Bring Legal Action Against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Concerning Misrepresentation That Their Naturals Baby Foods are 100% Natural

Washington, DC—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) announced a lawsuit today against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company. The complaint, filed in Washington, DC, asserts that Beech-Nut’s material misrepresentations and omissions violate the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

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June 07, 2019

Moms Across America Asks Impossible Foods and Funder Temasek to Drop GMOs

Recently, Moms Across America (MAA) learned that Impossible Foods is using GMO soy in their Impossible Burger and are getting their burger into hundreds of restaurant chains like Burger King without labeling or giving a warning to consumers. Celebs such as Katy Perry, Serena Williams, Jay-Z and Trevor Noah funded the vegan burger.

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May 06, 2019

Tracking the Agrichemical Industry Propaganda Network

by Stacy Malkan, U.S. Right to Know   propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Just four corporations now control three quarters of the global supply of seeds and pesticides. Public oversight of their activities is crucial for a safe […]

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April 08, 2019

The Pesticide Generation—Children on the Front Line

Eleven-year-old Théo Grataloup lingers on his way home from Ponsard Middle School in the southeastern town of Vienne, 35km south of Lyon. Even with an overloaded red backpack, the sixth grader likes to wander the streets of his town, stopping to have a crêpe as a snack or finding a shop to buy a compass before going back “home” – or rather to his parents’ travel agency, specialised in horse treks. “Théo is capable of anything and everything in order to avoid doing his homework,” laughs his mother, Sabine Grataloup, delighted to finally see her son make an appearance.

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November 06, 2018

Breakfast Favorite Orange Juice Tainted by Glyphosate Herbicide Threatens Our Health and Florida’s Environment

In August, news broke that Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other breakfast cereals were contaminated with glyphosate weed killer. Just this week, more news of glyphosate in snack bars. Parents across the nation became concerned about their family’s breakfast foods and snacks.

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