Cornucopia’s Take: A new study indicates that glyphosate, at levels well below those permitted in the U.S., may lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats. Glyphosate is not allowed in organics.
Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Liver Disease at Low Doses
A new study published Monday in Scientific Reports, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature, has shown that the glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at very low doses.
The new peer-reviewed study led by Dr Michael Antoniou at King’s College London using cutting edge profiling methods describes the molecular composition of the livers of female rats administered with an extremely low dose of Roundup weedkiller over a 2-year period. The dose of glyphosate from the Roundup administered was thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide. The study revealed that these animals suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Read Full Article »