Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway

by Sustainable Pulse - 11 December 2019

The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, which is part of a biochemical pathway known as the shikimate pathway. The shikimate pathway is responsible for the synthesis of certain aromatic amino acids that are vital for the production of proteins,...

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Glyphosate Impairs Honeybee Sensory and Cognitive Abilities

A recent review of the scientific literature (see abstract below) has found that exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in glyphosate herbicides like Roundup, impairs the foraging behaviour of honeybee workers and has adverse effects at different levels within the colony, GM Watch reported. Key points from the review include: * In 2015, of the 179.9 million ha of global GMO crop area, about...