Weed Killer Roundup Linked To Parkinson's

Herbicides are terrific right up to the point they are implicated in Parkinson's, cancer and low sperm counts.

In years past other chemicals used to control plants and insects met with scrutiny and are still controversial up to this day (dioxin, DDT, malathion).

So does it follow that benign herbicides like Roundup present a problem?  Monsanto's Roundup is a best seller for good reason, the herbicide kills weeds.  The product is used on crops, lawns, marijuana, and golf courses. And now it too is suspect - the culprit is glyphosate.

Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at MIT, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant published a study implicating Roundup.

‘Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body, we have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,’ Seneff said.

Monsanto insists that the glyphosate in Roundup is safe. They say the substance has been studied extensively and no link to health hazards has ever been established.

Remember what 'they' said about Asbestos, Lead and Mercury?