Keep out of reach of children, harmful if swallowed, avoid contact with eyes or prolonged contact with skin. Remove clothing if contaminated. Avoid direct applications to any body of water. ( Monsanto Chemical )
That’s just a small excerpt from the warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide.
There’s no if, ands or buts about it; the glyphosate-based product is dangerous. Thank goodness we only use it for… oops. That’s right, Roundup goes on just about all of our crops.
According to an Organic Consumers Association and Freed The World study, 93% of all Americans tested had traces of glyphosate. The craziest part? Researchers believe that most of the people who participated in the test eat organic.
That means that Roundup is contaminating even organic produce.
“If consumers had any doubt about the extent to which they are being poisoned by Monsanto’s Roundup, these test results should put those doubts to rest,” said Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association.
The Dangers of Glyphosate – ( Monsanto Chemical )
Glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, meaning it interferes with the body’s hormonal balance and leads to developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune disorders.
This has led the World Health Organization to declare the chemical as a probable human carcinogen.
It also causes a number of other diseases, like obesity, colitis, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, depression, infertility, Alzheimer’s, ALS, multiple sclerosis… the list goes on.
To make matters worse, the FDA does not even test for glyphosate in human food. Monsanto is basically allowed to leave as much residue on products as they want.
But Wait, There’s More!
It’s not just the glyphosate we’ve got to worry about.
A recent study found that chemicals Monsanto labels as ‘inert ingredients’ also pose significant risks to human health.
Unsurprisingly, farmers who work with Roundup often develop Hodgkin lymphoma – blood cancer – as a result of these chemicals that include solvents and preservatives.
Additionally, the study found that even in more diluted concentrations than those found on farms and lawns, these ‘inert ingredients’ amplify Roundup’s toxic effect on human cells.
As reported by Scientific American:
“The proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death [at the] residual levels found on Roundup-treated crops, such as soybeans, alfalfa and corn, or lawns and gardens.”
And that’s incredibly concerning, especially when we consider that Roundup is the most widely used pesticide in history.
First of all, keep buying organic. Remember, there still is a 7% chance that you won’t wind up with Roundup traces in your system.
Those are much better odds than the essentially 100% guarantee that you will ingest Roundup chemicals like glyphosate if you eat non-organic.
Follow this guide to learn about how you can wash pesticides off your produce.
You’ll also want to make sure you detox regularly. Make sure you eat lots of Indian gooseberry, chlorella, pomegranate bark and cilantro; these have all been scientifically proven to free your body of harmful industrial chemicals.
You may also wish to consider embarking on a detox program.( Monsanto Chemical )