by Alanna Ketler
August 26, 2018
Glyphosate is a carcinogenic chemical that can be
found in an alarming number of food products. Traces
have even been found in companies that employ the
Think about what you buy and consume. By voting with
your dollar and opting out of foods that contain
this chemical, you are telling Monsanto you don't
want it. The power lies in the hands of each and
every one of us.
Finally, the corporate giant
Monsanto, an organization that has
hailed itself as the answer to global food shortages and is "working
to help farmers grow food more sustainably" has been ousted
and is currently facing backlash after a near $300 million lawsuit
was settled proving that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the
roundup herbicide, causes
The company was found
guilty of malice and covering up the fact that their most popular
product does indeed cause cancer.
On their website, it still states that,
"Glyphosate has a
40-year history of safe and effective use. In evaluations
spanning those four decades, the overwhelming conclusion of
experts worldwide, including the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), has been that glyphosate can be used safely."
Seems they are still in
denial, despite the lawsuit...
This is great news, however, as this story was too big to be kept
from the mainstream. Many are starting to wake up to the fact that
Monsanto isn't as safe of a company as they would like
you to believe.
Despite years of mounting
evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic, Monsanto has been able to
deny the fact, stating that no products contain a high enough level
to pose a risk, failing to acknowledge the cumulative effect
within the body.
applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since its introduction in
1974. Worldwide, 9.4 million tons of the
chemical have been sprayed onto fields (Trends
in Glyphosate Herbicide use in the United States and Globally).
that's equivalent to the weight of water in more than 2,300
Olympic-size swimming pools. It's also enough to spray nearly
half a pound of Roundup on every cultivated acre of land in the
The issue is, it can be difficult to know exactly which products are
genetically modified, and thus are likely to contain Monsanto's
Roundup herbicide or some form of
In the past, a safe bet
was to be sure to purchase only organic products.
However in recent years
even certain brands of organic foods have been compromised as
glyphosate has been found in some of these as well.
List of foods
The most effective way to avoid glyphosate in your diet is to eat a
whole-food plant-based diet, which means limiting your intake of
processed foods as much as possible.
Look for the "Non-Gmo
Verified Project" stamp to ensure your foods do are not
genetically modified and thus should not contain glyphosate.
The fact of the matter
is, the more informed we are in regards to these chemicals, the more
power we have over our own health. It's up to us to take
responsibility for our own lives, our bodies and what we are putting
Vote with your dollar and
avoid GMO's whenever possible...