Gluten Intolerant? You May Just Be Intolerant of Monsanto Weed Killer

Gluten

Scientists suggest that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is what’s making people have such a nasty reaction to gluten

Gluten has been a major news item for the last few years—not just for sufferers of acute gluten intolerance and celiac disease, but for increasing numbers of people who are seeking to eliminate gluten from their diet for general health issues, weight control, skin health and even mood. As cholesterol and carbs once were, gluten is the new enemy, to the point that some have claimed it’s a substance that the body isn’t equipped to handle.

I’ve even heard people blame gluten for all of the ails of modern civilization: After all, the cultivation of wheat, some say, is the birth of agriculture, and the ownership of crops goes hand in hand with the ownership of people that characterizes patriarchal, hierarchical civilization. Bread and beer, both products of wheat, people like Terence McKenna have suggested, are responsible for our generally degenerate state.

But all over-the-top speculation aside, a new scientific review has suggested a far more specific problem with gluten—and it has nothing to do with wheat itself.

Rather, the peer-reviewed article “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance” suggests that the real criminal isn’t gluten but Glyphosate, AKA Roundup, the Monsanto-manufactured weedkiller used around the world. Glyphosate is sprayed on crops genetically engineered to be “Roundup Ready,” meaning that the crops resist the poison, while any nearby weeds are immediately killed. But that potentially leaves the end-product consumer with two toxic vectors to deal with: not only the Roundup that was sprayed on the crops, but, in some cases, the prior genetic engineering done to the crops themselves.

The review abstract lists the following allegations:

• 5% of the population in North America and Europe suffer from celiac disease and gluten intolerance, leading to nausea, diarrhea, rashes, macrocytic anemia (swollen red blood cells combined with lack of red blood cells overall) and depression. Gluten can also lead to increased risk for thyroid disease, kidney failure, cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, infertility, birth defects and miscarriages.

• Glyphosate is the key culprit for all of this.

• Fish exposed to glyphosate get symptoms similar to celiac disease.

• Glyphosate impairs the enzymes that detox environmental toxins, chelates key minerals (meaning you don’t absorb them) and depletes key amino acids.

• Glyphosate is often used to artificially “ripen” crops, which the study blames for kidney failures in Central American sugar cane workers.

Bad news for Monsanto, especially after the recent kerfluffle over the prior, extremely controversial Seralini study on glyphosate. Because very little negative research has been done into Glyphosate (since, as activists allege, Monsanto funds nearly all the studies into Glyphosate), it’s been slow going in building a case against Roundup. But this information—which looks much more sound than the Seralini study—may prove yet another arrow in Monsanto’s side.

For more info on Glyphosate and how to keep it out of your diet, check the Ultraculture book Monsanto vs. the World: The Monsanto Protection Act, GMOs and Our Genetically Modified Future.

Monsanto vs. the World
Monsanto vs. the World
  • Deborah Lapatina
  • Deborah Lapatina

    there are many factors regarding gluten intolerance, no doubt this is one of them. the fact that GMO wheat is 80% gluten (glue) and the protein gliadin that binds to opiate receptors in the brain is more than enough to cause huge problems.

  • Viriato77

    It would be a stretch to call the authors scientists.

    • Malik Nash

      And you make this allegation because?

      • monsantoluvr

        b/c he is a monsanto crony who cant go to the source and look at the hundreds of references used in this paper

        • Guest

          Hundreds of references? There are 5 links and zero references posted in the article that comes up on my screen.

          • Kevin

            There are 5 pages of references…

  • Jimmy Parks

    GMO wheat is not legal for production in the US this article is bad, and makes those of us who like to be informed about what we eat look stupid. Do better research. Stop making all of us look bad with your ignorance.

    • Aeolian Heart

      It may not be officially legal, yet these GMO wheat crops have been found illegally growing on many different farms, infecting the farmer’s good plants. http://www.agriculture.com/crops/wheat/what-yre-saying-about-roundup-ready_144-ar31769
      In addition, Roundup is in the water supply now. Also, it is ^”used to artificially “ripen” crops”…it is also sprayed directly on non-GMO crops and you may read about how they do that in the pdf below. Please don’t act like a bitch when there is an important health alert going out…If you have a contention you could say, “I thought that GMO wheat was illegal in the country.” Then someone could politely respond with the grim news and you would be receptive to it. It is imperative that people learn to stop eating poison as much as possible, sooner rather than later. I hope you don’t trust Monsanto to uphold any laws ever again.
      http://www.grainfarmers.co.uk/seeddownloads/Roundup%20on%20seed%20%20milling%20and%20malting.pdf

    • Grant Ingle

      Correct…there is no GMO wheat, but we need to realize that Roundup is also sprayed on non-GMO crops at worst time possible…just before harvest. The following non-GMO crops are frequently sprayed with a pre-harvest application of the systemic herbicide Roundup (or sometimes 2,4-D, or other herbicides) as a “desiccant” or “ripener” to dry crops and make them easier to harvest, leaving substantial herbicide residues: wheat, oats, rye, barley, flax, sorghum (milo), triticale, millet, quinoa, sesame, dried beans and peas (fava, chickpeas, lentils, etc.), peanuts, canola, soybeans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, sunflowers, rice and probably more. Growing your own or buying organic versions of food products containing these non-GMO ingredients is the only safe option.

      And guess what? Roundup isn’t actually approved for this purpose! Check it out:
      http://www.smallgrains.org/springwh/Apr05/classroom/classroom.htm

    • sunenge

      You need to do your research before you spout off stupid things that undermine your whole case.

    • Richard

      Do you trust the FDA to assure our crops are what we are being told. Especially since ex-Monsanto executives are now working for the FDA.

  • Jimmy Parks

    And at the very top of this page, a paid advertisement banner for……….. Round-Up 365. SMDH. Now the author is not only uninformed but a hypocrite too.

  • John Wilson

    This article could very well be true. I had to stop eating whole wheat bread because it kept making me sick. I switched to organic Spelt bread and all my symptoms disappeared

  • AnotherLover

    Good job! I’ve been saying it for awhile now. Look: here is a nation that has endured decades of TV dinners, unhealthy this and unhealthy that in the diet. Coincident with the intro of GMO crops (read: herbicide in the food) is gluten intolerance and gut disorders of every type. Herbicide kills gut bacteria. Along with a host of other effects (birth defects come to mind), it’s disheartening people haven’t fit the puzzle pieces together yet. Keep up the good work!

  • Bryan Babalon

    The advertisement for roundup at the top of the page is a bit much.

    • Anne Helms

      The ad on my page was pizza hut lol

  • White Peony

    @ Jimmy Parks. The ads you see are tied to the search inquiries you personally have done or keywords in sites you have visited. You suck at this.

  • Kathleen Brown-richards

    glyphosate has been used for years – it has nothing to do with gluten intolerance

    • Anne Helms

      Just like ddt and other chemicals throughout history…used for years. Point is gluten intolerance is on the rise. They are learning more about what this stuff does to the body and how much is in our food and environment. Everything is systemic/connected. You know, you are what you eat!?

  • Kathleen Brown-richards

    it is, however, toxic to bees and fish…… :( and monsanto uses is every chance it gets!