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How toxic are Glyphosates?

Glyphosate a major havoc to our society, it is an herbicide which is affecting the whole biodiversity, the human race the animals as well as the plants. It is utilized to the leaves of plants to destroy both broadleaf plants and weeds. Also, the sodium salt kind of glyphosate is applied to improve plant germination and develop particular produce. According to the studies of Luiza Vickers, Glyphosate is one of the most extensively applied herbicides in the United States. People use it in cultivation and reclamation, on yards and fields, and for plants planted in metropolitan areas. Some produce comprising glyphosate curb marine plants.

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is proved to kill most plants as said by Luiza Vickers. It blocks the plants from producing certain proteins that are required for plant germination. Glyphosate prevents a particular protein pathway, the shikimic acid pathway which is a very essential thing for plant growth. The shikimic acid pathway is very important for plants and some microorganism’s development.


In today’s time, Farmers are very much relying upon glyphosate-based herbicides to kill undesired vegetation and this practice is prevalent since many decades, but this practice peaked up recently. Also, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) inferred that this excessive usage of this dangerous herbicide is dangerous for the human race as well as the plants which feed the humans and make the environment a better place. Also, it has been concluded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that glyphosate is dubious to posture a cancer risk to humans. Another major concern which has been observed these days is that the Glyphosate is affecting the terrestrial bodies they adhere to soil shreds in the environment, which can get into the watershed during massive rainfalls and enter the freshwater environments. Many of the terrestrial animals like the Daphnia are affected by this, their lives are a threat, and also the people who are coming in touch with these water bodies makes this toxic enter their body.

Luiza Vickers debated that the concern here is not the immediate outcomes of inappropriate use of these dangerous chemicals by applicators, but also about possible effects induced by prolonged weathering to the users or animals. This dangerous chemical is entering the food chain through the skin or through inhaling. This is all spreading at an alarming rate which needs to be curbed as soon as possible before it becomes big havoc for the society.

Initially, Glyphosate won’t create a totally poor functioning brain or have major effects on brain development but the consequences are going to be complex and will become worse over years of vulnerability. And only then the protectors of the environment or the regulatory bodies will see it as a major issue and then they will take steps for curbing the use of this deadly chemical or the least they could do is to determine the limited usage of this product for the betterment of the society.

Luiza Vickers

Luiza Vickers was born on March 14, 1979, in Poland. Growing up in Poland at those times while not easy gave families a chance to share in what really mattered togetherness, shared struggle, and God. Luiza's family owned a small farm where they harvested all their own produce and meat. In 1979 they had to as the political system made times hard all over Eastern Europe. At 16 Luiza Vickers emigrated to the United States of America moving to Greenpoint, a community of some 50,000 Poles in Brooklyn NYC. She studied in American schools and due to her academic excellence graduated 2 years early and was given a full scholarship to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 1997 she met the man who would become her husband Damon Vickers.