New data suggests pesticides are behind the rising autism rate, says Collective Evolution.

The data shows that the rate of autism incidence in the United States has grown tremendously in the last forty years.

While some of that may be attributed to an increased awareness of the autism spectrum (meaning children that would have gone undiagnosed thirty or forty years ago no longer do), evidence suggests that the increased role of pesticides in American agriculture may play a much larger role.

Research continues to surface indicating that autism goes far beyond just genetics, so researchers are looking at other potential factors – and their search keeps coming back to pesticides and environmental toxins.

Dr Stephanie Seneff of MIT, for instance, has shown in her research that the side effects of autism mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies.

Of course, correlation isn’t causation, and the graph does not prove that glyphosate causes autism.

That said, there’s an awful lot of evidence suggesting it may be a factor.

You can read Collective Evolution’s full article here.