Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Anthony Samsel, Ph.D., a research scientist and environmental and public health consultant, have discovered and published papers explaining the mechanisms by which glyphosate destroys health and contributes to chronic disease and brain disorders such as autism.

Sept. 2017
Folate May Mitigate Pesticide-Related Autism

  • Pesticides appear to be a contributing factor in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A dysfunctional gut microbiome is suspected of being part of the problem in ASD, and glyphosate disrupts the gut microbiome

  • Low folate (vitamin B9) has also been shown to play a role in neurological disorders. Folate is naturally produced by gut microbes, and since glyphosate disrupts the gut microbiome, it may well lead to a decreased ability to produce folate, thereby inducing folate deficiency

  • Research shows taking the recommended 800 mcg of folic acid at the time of conception helps lower your child’s risk of pesticide-related autism. However, folic acid is a poor substitute for natural folate; better alternatives are discussed.

  • Nearly 1 billion pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on food crops each year in the U.S. alone.

  • This is a somewhat technical talk not about F. – but it is very revealing – so give it a try!