Glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide and weed killer. It is the active ingredient in Roundup. In recent years, glyphosate has been the subject of much debate on its health effects, and legal battles have ensued.
While Monsanto, the producer of Roundup, has denied that is has harmful effects, research suggests that glyphosate is carcinogenic, an endocrine disruptor, harmful to the gut microbiome, and that it damages DNA in human embryonic, placental, and umbilical cord cells. Glyphosate levels are also associated with autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In animal studies, glyphosate has been linked to birth defects and reproductive issues. This growing body of research is seriously concerning.