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(Not a) Surprise: Glyphosate-based Herbicides are Bad for Your Mental Health

Eat your veggies is no longer synonymous with health thanks to the increasingly documented deleterious health effects of chemical pesticides and herbicides. In the approximately 80 years of human chemical herbicide use, countless health problems have been linked back to exposure. There was the Vietnam War's Agent Orange. There was DDT and associated obfuscation efforts. And then since the 1990's, we have been increasingly exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides found in processed foods, on GMO crops like corn and soy, and as a post-harvest desiccant on others like wheat and potatoes. In a precedent-setting case in 2018, Monsanto's Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide that is the world's bestselling weedkiller, was found to cause cancer, awarding a school groundskeeper 289 million dollars in damages, and leading to a deluge of over 8,000 similar cases being brought to court.  Read more....

 

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