Hmmm . . . interesting.
1. The glyphosate molecule grabs vital nutrients and doesnąt let them
go. This process is called chelation and was actually the original
property for which glyphosate was patented in 1964. It was only 10 years
later that it was patented as an herbicide. When applied to crops, it
deprives them of vital minerals necessary for healthy plant
function‹especially for resisting serious soilborne diseases. The
importance of minerals for protecting against disease is well
established. In fact, mineral availability was the single most important
measurement used by several famous plant breeders to identify
1. Glyphosate annihilates beneficial soil organisms, such as
Pseudomonas and Bacillus bacteria that live around the roots. Since they
facilitate the uptake of plant nutrients and suppress disease-causing
organisms, their untimely deaths means the plant gets even weaker and
the pathogens even stronger.
1. The herbicide can interfere with photosynthesis, reduce water use
efficiency, lower lignin , damage and shorten root systems, cause plants
to release important sugars, and change soil pH‹all of which can
negatively affect crop health.
1. Glyphosate itself is slightly toxic to plants. It also breaks down
slowly in soil to form another chemical called AMPA
(aminomethylphosphonic acid) which is also toxic. But even the combined
toxic effects of glyphosate and AMPA are not sufficient on their own to
kill plants. It has been demonstrated numerous times since 1984 that
when glyphosate is applied in sterile soil, the plant may be slightly
stunted, but it isnąt killed (see photo).
1. The actual plant assassins, according to Purdue weed scientists
and others, are severe disease-causing organisms present in almost all
soils. Glyphosate dramatically promotes these, which in turn overrun the
weakened crops with deadly infections.
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