Saturday, June 15, 2013

BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range

BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range: An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?




An alarming new study, accepted for publication in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology last month, indicates that glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide due to its widespread use in genetically engineered agriculture, is capable of driving estrogen receptor mediated breast cancer cell proliferation within the infinitesimal parts per trillion concentration range.[i]




The study, titled, "Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors," compared the effect of glyphosate on hormone-dependent and hormone-independent breast cancer cell lines, finding that glyphosate stimulates hormone-dependent cancer cell lines in what the study authors describe as "low and environmentally relevant concentrations."





The results were broken down by the researchers as follows:




  • Glyphosate induces T47D, hormone dependent breast cancer cell growth.
  • The proliferative effect of glyphosate is mediated via estrogen receptors.
  • Glyphosate induces ERE [Estrogen Response Element]-transcription activity via estrogen receptors.
  • Glyphosate modulates the expression of E[strogen] R[eceptor] α and E[estrogen] R[eceptor]β in human breast cancer cells.
These effects indicate that glyphosate is a 'xenoestrogen,' capable of inducing Estrogen Response Elements (EREs) in a manner, slightly weaker but functionally similar to the most potent human estrogen Estradiol (E2).


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