ISBN: 1603589295
EAN13: 9781603589291
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.25" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment

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Book Overview

The Silent Spring of our time

From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world's most commonly used weedkiller is responsible for debilitating chronic diseases, including cancer, liver disease, and more

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms--and food--every year.

Agrichemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate's deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body's ability to use and transport sulfur--not to mention several landmark legal cases-- tells a very different story.

In Toxic Legacy, MIT senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD presents stunning evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies that glyphosate plays a major role in skyrocketing rates of chronic diseases, including cancer, gut dysbiosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autism, infertility, and more. Dr. Seneff describes glyphosate's unique mechanism of toxicity that slowly erodes human health over time, as well as its impact on soil, ecosystems, and the nutritional quality of the Read More chevron_right

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   Worth reading
The Legacy Toxicological Assessment determined that glyphosate is harmful to human health. The book is suitable for scientists and non-scientists, but it can get technical. The author of the paper described in detail how glyphosate does it's damage in a way that will convince scientists. She tried to describe the detailed scientific information in a way that the common person can follow, but she also summarized her main points in a way that anyone can understand. The first few chapters are the easiest to understand, and the last chapter focused on what you can do to avoid the harm caused by glyphosate. Many of the suggestions are diet-related, like buying certified organic food to minimize glyphosate residues.
   From the author of Honest Nutrition
Rachel Carson, the writer of Silent Spring, made the case that DDT killed birds. DDT was outlawed in 1974 after many consumers feared health risks. Stephanie Seneff, the lead plaintiff, said she wants to sue Monsanto over the cancer deaths. It's just that the emotional reaction is different. As I read many health books, a frequent observation is that the author doesn't know biochemistry. A good understanding of biochemistry is essential for anyone trying to improve their health. He added: "I don't know any other scientist that can put together a large number of biochemical relationships and see how they apply to human health." Stephanie puts herself at the top of the list for understanding the needs of a great book. Part of the book is so technical, it will probably be difficult for most people to understand. He added that it was crucial to make the case for glyphosate toxicity. She compensates for that by making much of the book comprehensible. If you need to skip the difficult part, the easy part makes it one of the great scientific books of our time.
   Felt Like Getting a Degree in Chemistry
I started reading this book after an interview by Dr. Joseph Mercola, who co-authored the book. While it gives a great deal of information on how and why glyphosate may be bad for us, it did not offer me very many ways to avoid or overcome them which was what motivated me to read it in the first place. Then the book ended at about 60 percent and the rest was tables and other such additional items, he said. It's a bit overpriced, but I felt it was about half the book it appeared to be.
   So informative and timely!
This book captured so many levels of thinking about how to address the human impact and damage done to the environment and the world food supply by glyphosate. This is a courageous and inspiring exploration of truth in medicine. Easy for the lay person to read, yet compelling research makes this a great book. Thanks for everything Dr. Seneff!
   A must read for anyone concerned about human and planetary health
In "How the Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment," Michael Pollan exposes how this deadly chemical is destroying the nutritional value in our food, polluting soil and making us sick. Dr. Sennef thinks we can't reduce all environmental and health problems to one isidious thing, but he believes there is a common denominator. This book is essential if not urgent reading for anyone with a health challenge or concerned about the health of the ecosystem, on which we depend, he said. He urged people to become aware of the risks and to become involved in correcting the errors of mankind that if not corrected will lead to our demise.
   A real eye opener!
Results of studies on the effects of antibiotics on humans, animals, and microbes in the gut are summarized in a readable way for the interested reader. However, it is a slow read due to the lack of nutrition, protein, and microbiology. However, this is very important information that should be read by everyone interested in our health and the future of the planet.