New research shows a strong link between glyphosate levels in bodily fluids of expectant mothers and unfavorable birth outcomes, including shorter pregnancies.
Babies born from mothers with glyphosate in their system tended to weigh less. It’s also linked to many chronic health issues like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Glyphosate exposure occurs through food and by living near farming operations that spray their crops with this chemical.
The evidence showing the negative effects of glyphosate is mounting, as we’ve reported previously (here and here, for starters), but a recent court case has revealed that the government, rather than protecting consumers, is fighting diligently for Monsanto.
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