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Jeffrey Smith’s Institute for Responsible Technology writes that “the widespread use of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup [a glyphosate pesticide chemical family] on millions of acres of food crops threatens the one hundred trillion beneficial microorganisms that reside in our digestive systems….The journals Anaerobe and Current Microbiology have confirmed that glyphosate suppresses the growth of healthy bacterial populations, which are highly susceptible to the chemical’s toxic effects. On the other hand, extremely pathogenic organisms are encouraged to proliferate, not only because they are resistant to glyphosate, but because the beneficial bacteria which ordinarily keep them in check are now gone. What’s more disturbing, these effects occur not only in humans, but in cows and chickens as well.”