• Toxic Legacy

  • How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment
  • By: Stephanie Seneff
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is responsible for debilitating chronic diseases, including cancer, liver disease, and more

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms - and food - every year.

Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur - not to mention several landmark legal cases - tells a very different story.

In Toxic Legacy, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies - all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language.

Throughout Toxic Legacy, listeners will discover:

  • The uniquely toxic nature of glyphosate
  • How glyphosate disrupts the microbiome, leading to gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, and more
  • Why we’re seeing a rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, infertility, depression, and anxiety
  • Glyphosate’s role in soil degeneration, water contamination, and threats to wildlife and biodiversity
  • Important nutritional guidance for conscientious consumers who want to avoid glyphosate-contaminated foods and improve their health

As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960s, Stephanie Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you guidance on simple, powerful changes you can make right now and essential information you need to protect your health, your family’s health, and the planet on which we all depend.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Stephanie Seneff (P)2021 Chelsea Green Publishing

Critic Reviews

Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time.” (David Perlmutter, MD, number one New York Times best-selling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash)

“Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm.” (The Boston Globe

“A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred)  

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Path to deep understanding on Round Up.

Most everyone knows that Round Up is not good for us, but why? Dr Seneff provide a thorough explanation — with consist reference to peer reviewed scientific studies. The author describes the history behind Round Up — from patented antibiotic to patented industrial use to pervasive patented use in agriculture. I found her explanation of the body’s immune system and Round Up’s impact upon it particular enlightening. I would recommend this book to scientifically minded people who want to better understand the ‘why’ behind the existence of so many chronic conditions today. The author builds a convincing case for concern — and will motivate you to spend the extra needed to avoid consuming cheap food laced with Round Up or living/working with this toxic chemical. Jill Smith did a wonderful job narrating through explanations interwoven with technical terms. My five star rating reflects that I wanted to return to listening to this book every moment that I could.

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Required reading for our generation

People need to understand the full ramifications of this toxic chemical that has pervaded everything. She is the Rachel Carson of our generation. Glyphosate is undeniably a harmful toxin and if you buy things that have it aka Doritos, Cheerios, etc, you are supporting the money machine that is polluting our ecosystem with glyphosate.

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Great information

There is so much science in this book. It is absolutely amazing and fascinating. I’ll listen again to absorb more details. This is the book that I have been waiting for to explain how glyphosate enters the body and Substitutes itself for glycine in the foods we eat. I think that physicians and nurses should read this book, because it would help them understand and diagnose problems relating to consuming foods that contain glyphosate because of our agricultural system.

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Rachel Carson is proud of DR. Stephanie Seneff

MIT Senior Researcher DR. Stephanie Seneff delivered a Masterpiece that make greatest American Woman Rachel Carson proud. I will incorporate incorporate her book in the ShortSearch AI 14 Layers Evolution Education System .

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One of the most life-changing books I've ever read

I'm a voracious reader and this is one of the most life-changing books I've ever read. Stephanie Seneff, an accomplished MIT scientist, caught my attention because she accurately predicted the adverse effects from the C-19 vaccine in a published paper very early in 2021, before we even had any data on adverse effects. Seneff says that before those vaccines, that glyphosate was the most dangerous product in the world. She proves it in the book with data, logic, chemistry and in depth biology.

The US uses glyphosate (Round Up) more than just about any country in the world, and she believes that the gradually increased use of glyphosate coincides with the rise in obesity and other chronic disease. Seneff is very persuasive in her presentation of the data and her conclusions. She's careful not to claim knowledge that she doesn't have. Some of the biology will be over a layman's head but I still found it useful in trying to understand how this substance does so much damage to our body and environment.

As a result of this book, I've changed my diet, my shopping habits (I try to buy from small organic farms), my deodorant (aluminum-free deodorant because aluminum helps glyphosate to do damage), and my whole view of our food system in the United States. There are not many books that actually lead me to change my lifestyle but this is one of them! I can't recommend this book enough!

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Brilliant- A MUST LISTEN

Seneff does not disappoint. Thorough presentation of facts. This is the REAL global threat- The chemicals have our earth ON FIRE and our health on the downhill trajectory. You can’t UNHEAR this information.

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Required Reading

This book is dense in biochemistry and impact. Dr Seneff is the leading expert on glyphosate toxicity and this book acts as a braindump on the topic. I’ve ordered the hard copy as well as the info is so dense I want to use the book as a reference. My only critique is the person reading mispronounced a handful of words. Otherwise this book is 💯

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eye opener

we've been duped into believing that glyphasate is safe for us and the environment, NOT!

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Ban this crap

Well researched and persuasive evidence that Glyphosate should be banned and needs to be out of our food, water, and air. The USA is way behind the rest of the world. $$$ again over health and real science.

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Life changing

This book takes the complex science and makes it easy to understand. It is a needed telling of what is happening behind the scenes and behind the science, telling what is happening and been happening over the decades between our health and big industry.

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  • 06-02-22

Excellent analysis of Glyphosate

There is much more information presented in this book than I ever imagined, however it’s very clearly set out and well written. Highly recommended for anyone who cares about the long term health of all creatures yet to be born.

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  • Robert
  • 11-04-21

Very in depth, long winded

Incredibly detailed, very technical throughout, a hard listen. Slightly condescending was the chapter on what I should be eating. This book isn't about healthy diets. Could have been far more brief. Glad this was included with Audible membership.