According to a study from two american scientists, glyphosate could play “a part in the development of a wide range of chronic diseases and conditions. They include autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.”
Grazing Amazing, an british pro-organic site, has published “Will this be industrial farming’s biggest catastrophe?” in which they approve the conclusions of this study, with no distance.
On the contrary, Tamar Haspel, in “Condemning Monsanto With Bad Science Is Dumb” on the Huffington Post, is clearly sarcastic : “Samsel and Seneff didn’t conduct any studies. They don’t seem interested in the levels at which humans are actually exposed to glyphosate. They simply speculated that, if anyone, anywhere, found that glyphosate could do anything in any organism, that thing must also be happening in humans everywhere. I’d like to meet the “peers” who “reviewed” this.”
She concludes : “There’s real danger in bad science like this. Industrial agriculture has created a lot of environmental problems. We have to find ways to reform our food system, but shoddy research only helps Monsanto. If we base our objections on papers like this one, we won’t — and we shouldn’t — be taken seriously.”