The Next Big Short

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®. Glyphosate (the main ingredient in RoundUp®) has been under fire lately for its effects on human health. In March 2015, 17 experts from 11 countries analyzed the effect of glyphosate at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and deemed it a probable carcinogen. It's important to note that the USA uses 20% of the world's RoundUp® yet only comprises 5% of the world's population. As a result of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) announcement that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, many law firms are opening class action suits against billion dollar chemical industry leaders.(1,2,3,4,5) Matthew Philips, a Las Vegas attorney, is suing Monsanto for false advertising. The filing papers state, "Defendant makes the claim that Roundup®, the world's most popular weedkiller, works by targeting an enzyme supposedly found only in plants, but not in people. And this is blatantly false." The reason it's false is that, as a registered antibiotic, glyphosate kills essential gut bacteria. Without these bacteria, humans cannot manufacture enzymes that produce seratonin and dopamine, the feel-good chemicals. Glyphosate also disrupts our ability to absorb es...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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