Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsel have been pioneering innovative ideas as they collect and comb through glyphosate (Active ingredient in RoundUp herbicide) research and present the idea that glyphosate is a major cause of many of our current diseases. They have a few important papers out on this theme and now have a review of how glyphosate is impersonating the amino acid glycine in our bodies. Here is a brief over-view of their new idea.
They poiont out that glyphosate (RoundUp) appears to be able to act as a synthetic amino acid analogue of glycine.
So the body sees glyphosate as an amino acid (glycine) and gets incorporated into proteins as glycine would. It ends up in places in our body that it should never have been in.
Some of these amino acid analogues of glycine get incorporated into the tissue, the body recognizes there is a problem which causes self destruction of the cell and the supporting glycine based tissues. As the tissues are destroyed, it effects the function of that tissue and ultimately the organs they are a part of.
Glyphosate and glufosinate are both synthetic amino acid analogues of glycine. There are serveral more amino acid analogues of glyphosate which are created in vivo.
90% of the entire US food supply is contaminated with glyphosate. Many of the fruits and vegetables are contaminated with residues. If not organic, you are probably getting glyphosate at every meal.
If you do not want glyphosate to be incorporating into your bodies proteins, I suggest you eat organic.
Stephanie Senneff and Anthony Samsel's research review article is available here.
Here are links to their past works on glyphosate which you will find of interest.
Glyphosate's Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid BIosynthesis by Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Disease.
Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: Manganese, nuerological diseases, and associated pathologies