by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:
- The Facts:Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab. Over the past several years her research has shifted to focusing on glyphosate. Here she gives a lecture on glyphosate as it relates to autism.
- Reflect On:How are products made with glyphosate approved as safe? Have our federal health regulatory agencies been compromised at the expense of human health?
Stephanie Seneff, a PhD from MIT University, studies glyphosate, the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide known as Roundup that’s made by Monsanto, the massive agrochemical giant that was recently purchased by Bayer pharmaceuticals. Dr. Seneff and many other scientists from around the world have published several papers outlining the very clear and very obvious dangers that glyphosate poses to human and environmental health. Not only do we have a wealth of data, but there are also numerous court cases (more than 10,000 pending) that have ruled in favour of the people, linking glyphosate with causing cancer. On top of that, we also have information showing the extreme corruption that exists within these corporations in conjunction with our federal health regulatory agencies that allow substances containing glyphosate to be on the market. This type of corruption is worldwide. For example, the substance was recently relicensed and approved by European Parliament. However, MEPs found the science given to them was plagiarized, full of industry science written by Monsanto.
Glyphosate has been used extensively both as an herbicide and a crop desiccant. It’s highly pervasive in our food supply and is found in many non-organic foods. For example, the non profit group Moms Across America recently discovered glyphosate was present in several popular orange juice brands across America. It’s been found in many popular foods, especially those marketed to children.
Dr. Seneff explains that autism as well as many other neurological diseases begin in the gut, with the disruption of the gut microbiome being a key initiating event in these diseases. In fact, the idea and evidence that autism starts in the gut has been published for decades and reported on by media for the same amount of time. Here is one of the latest examples, but more keep emerging every year.
Here’s a great quote from a recent study published regarding the role of the gut micro-biome in autism:
The gut microbiota is believed to play a pivotal role in human health and disease through involvement in physiological homoeostasis, immunological development, glutathione metabolism, amino acid metabolism, etc., which in a reasonable way explain the role of gut-brain axis in autism. Branded as a neurodevelopmental disorder with psychiatric impairment and often misclassified as a mental disorder, many experts in the field think that a therapeutic solution to autism is unlikely to emerge. (source)
Dr. Seneff’s research has shown that glyphosate disrupts the gut microbiome, and that it “also disrupts peristalsis and the digestion of proteins and fats. Undigested proteins induce a leaky gut barrier and subsequently a leaky brain barrier. Autoimmune attack on the myelin sheaths impairs nerve fibers and disrupts neuron communication channels. Impaired sulfation and methylation pathways, common in autism, can be explained through glyphosate’s insidious, cumulative toxic effects acting as an analogue of the coding amino acid glycine.” (taken from video presentation below)
Some Recent Publications
Below is a few of the papers she’s published on the subject:
S. Seneff, N.J. Causton, G.L. Nigh, G. Koenig and D. Avalon. “Can glyphosateâ€™s disruption of the gut microbiome and induction of sulfate deficiency explain the epidemic in gout and associated diseases in the industrialized world?” Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry 2017; 17: 53-76. (Download)
Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, “Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases” Entropy 2013, 15(4), 1416-1463; doi:10.3390/e15041416 (Download)
Stephanie Seneff, Nancy Swanson and Chen Li. “Aluminum and Glyphosate Can Synergistically Induce Pineal Gland Pathology: Connection to Gut Dysbiosis and Neurological Disease.” Agricultural Sciences2015; 6: 42-70. (Download)
A Very Informative Lecture That Goes Further Into Detail
In the lecture below, Dr. Seneff goes into great detail regarding her research, and explains foods that can potentially help to detoxify the body of glyphosate and other toxic chemicals and potentially help reverse some of the symptoms of autism.
Her Autism Presentations From 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- Glyphosate and Autism: An Indisputable Link and a Path Towards Healing. Presentation on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at AutismOne in Chicago, IL. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Glyphosate and the Gut. Presentation on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at AutismOne in Chicago, IL. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Glyphosate + Aluminum + Mercury + Glutamate = Autism. Presentation on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at AutismOne in Chicago, IL. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Glyphosate in MMR: Does this explain the autism link? Presentation on Friday, May 26, 2017 at AutismOne in Colorado Springs, CO. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Glyphosate pretending to be glycine: Devastating consequences. Presentation on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Presentation on Friday, May 27, 2016 at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Presentation on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Presentation on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
- Presentation on glyphosate on May 24, 2014 at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version) (Video Presentation)
Those of you who have been involved in the past in the battle to protect our children from poorly made vaccines or toxic chemicals in our food or in our water know the power of these industries and how they’ve undermined every institution in our democracy that is supposed to protect little children from powerful, greedy corporations. Even the pharmaceutical companies have been able to purchase congress. They’re the largest lobbying entity in Washington D.C.. They have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressman and senators combined. They give twice to congress what the next largest lobbying entity is, which is oil and gas… Imagine the power they exercise over both republicans and democrats. They’ve captured them (our regulatory agencies) and turned them into sock puppets. They’ve compromised the press… and they destroy the publications that publish real science. – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (source)