Is Roundup Herbicide Really As Dangerous as Working the Night Shift?


In Washington, DC, the Genetic Literacy Project is looking into exactly how dangerous glyphosate is since many people think it directly causes cancer. Glyphosate is an herbicide most people know as Monsanto’s Roundup, which is often sprayed on farms and fields to kill weeds while sparing genetically modified crops like corn, cotton and soybeans. While the World Health Organization has said glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” and mainstream media tends to support that Roundup is highly toxic, the Genetic Literacy Project offered a different perspective saying that their research shows there is no definitive evidence that glyphosate directly causes cancer. They also point out other things in our daily life that the WHO categorizes as equally dangerous as glyphosate, such as red meat, excessive sunlight, working the night shift and being a hairdresser.