Groundbreaking Glyphosate-Microbiome Study


Glyphosate and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup disrupt the gut microbiome by the same mechanism by which the chemical acts as a weedkiller, and these effects happen even at low doses that regulators claim to be safe, a newly published study has found. The new …

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Book publication: Herbicides: Chemistry, Efficacy, Toxicology, and Environmental Impacts


ENSSER members Robin Mesnage, András Székács, Michael Antoniou and Nicolas de Sadeleer have contributed to this book: Herbicides: Chemistry, Efficacy, Toxicology, and Environmental Impacts addresses contemporary debates on herbicide toxicology. The reader is offered a comprehensive overview of this complex topic, presented by internationally …

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Shotgun metagenomics and metabolomics reveal glyphosate alters the gut microbiome of Sprague-Dawley rats by inhibiting the shikimate pathway


Robin Mesnage, Maxime Teixeira, Daniele Mandrioli, Laura Falcioni, Quinten Raymond Ducarmon, Romy Daniëlle Zwittink , Caroline Amiel, Jean-Michel Panoff, Fiorella Belpoggi , Michael N Antoniou https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/870105v1.full.pdf Abstract: There is intense debate as to whether glyphosate can interfere with aromatic amino acid biosynthesis in microorganisms …

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Review: Limitations in the evidential basis supporting health benefits from a decreased exposure to pesticides through organic food consumption


By Robin Mesnage, Ioannis N. Tsakiris, Michael N. Antoniou, Aristides Tsatsakis https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cotox.2019.11.003 Abstract Consumer demand for organic food is mostly based on the belief that organic products are healthier because they are less contaminated with pesticides. We explain why health benefits from a decreased …

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Long list of glyphosate concerns shows EC flouts precautionary principle


PR 01/16 Long list of glyphosate concerns shows EC flouts precautionary principle A group of fourteen experts, including ENSSER member Michael Antoniou and CRIIGEN[i] member Robin Mesnage, warns that current safety assessments of glyphosate based herbicides (GBHs) as well as their maximum daily intake …

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The world-wide dominant herbicide contains compounds more toxic than expected as new research shows


PR 01/13 The world-wide dominant herbicide contains compounds more toxic than expected as new research shows Zusatzstoffe des weltweit bedeutendsten Herbizids sind deutlich toxischer als erwartet – Jüngste Forschungsergebnisse aus Frankreich publiziert Le principal herbicide du monde contient des substances plus toxiques que prevu …

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