Almost 300 million pounds of glyphosate
weed killer was used on crops in the U.S. in 2013, according to the
U.S. Geological Survey. It is the most widely used agricultural
chemical in history.
And genetically engineered (GE) seeds
(herbacide resistant) are planted on more than 80 percent of U.S. corn
acres and more than 90 percent of soybean acres. Chemical companies are
making a killing on this, since they produce both the unnatural GE seed
and the herbacide used on those crops.
is a systemic chemical, meaning Roundup is taken up inside of the
plants that we—and farm animals—eat. In fact, Norwegian scientists
studying U.S. soy found "excessive" levels of glyphosate inside of the food crops.
Common wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the
wheat fields with Roundup several days before the harvest. It has since
become routine over the past 15 years and is used as a drying agent
7-10 days before harvest within the conventional farming community.
Roundup significantly disrupts the functioning of beneficial bacteria in the gut and contributes to permeability of the intestinal wall and consequent expression of auto-immune disease symptoms. Gluten intolerance
isn’t a food allergy. It’s a physical condition in your gut when
undigested gluten proteins (prevalent in wheat and other grains) hang
out in your intestines and are treated by your body like a foreign
You're Probably Eating Roundup In "Excessive" Levels. Data collected by the United States Geological Survey scientists reveal exposure to Roundup could potentially alter your hormones, leading to obesity, heart problems, and diabetes.
In 2009, French researchers published a scientific paper in the journal
Chemical Research in Toxicology showing that low levels of four
glyphosate formulations kill human cells within 24 hours. According to Dave Mortensen, PhD,
weed scientist at Penn State University repports that 2,4-D has been
linked to hypothyroidism, suppressed immune function, Parkinson’s
disease, and cancer, among other ills.
So how can we get Roundup out of the air, soil, and our bodies? There's
only one way: Buy organic food. In doing so, you're sending farmers a