Roundup Herbicide Hurts Beneficial Bacteria in Bees, Study Finds (1)

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:01 PMUpdated: Sept. 24, 2018, 7:20 PM

A new scientific study could breathe life into the argument that the herbicide Roundup harms animals, insects, and humans by disrupting bacteria in the gut.

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin unveiled research Sept. 24 finding that honeybees become more susceptible to disease, and eventually die, after their gut bacteria was exposed to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide.

Farmers and researchers’ concerns about bees have grown since 2007 when scientists began noticing that bee colonies were collapsing.

Gut Check

The new research joins a body of scientific inquiry into how the ...

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