Glyphosate is a widely used and harmful herbicide used on crops and other plants to kill weeds. Its effects on our immune systems are worse than you may think. 

Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide 9.4 million tons of the chemical have been sprayed on fields. That’s enough to spray nearly half a pound of Roundup on every cultivated acre of land in the world.

Globally, the use of this harmful herbicide has risen almost 15-fold since Roundup Ready GMO crops were introduced.

There has been very little discussion about the unsustainable overuse of toxic chemicals like Glyphosate.  Despite these herbicides and chemicals are used to produce the food we eat every day. Overall they have a direct impact on our immune systems, thus leaving us exposed to attack by infectious diseases.


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – A Lethal Immune System Cancer was proven to be caused by glyphosate-based herbicides. Lymphoma affects the body’s lymph system which helps fight infections and some other diseases.


It was falsely claimed that glyphosate targets enzymes that can only be found in plants, however, this was proved wrong because in fact this vital enzyme can be found in people and pets and is critical to maintaining the immune system, digestion, and brain function.


Exposure to glyphosate results in modification of the gut microbiota in early development. These bacteria that colonize our intestines help control how our body responds to illness.

It is the perfect time for us all to take a look at the world that was widely accepted before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Has exposure to herbicides put us at a greater health risk for disease? It is now time for a major change to support global immune health.

Should there be a global effort toward a glyphosate-free and pesticide-free food and farming system?

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