Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Roundup . It permeates the whole plant and CAN NOT be washed off. While glyphosate does not specifically attack humans, it is designed to kill bacteria – especially the beneficial bacteria (bifidus, lactobacillus) we rely on to keep our digestive systems functioning smoothly. Without these good bacteria, things like Candida can take over our body causing huge health problems. In addition, glyphosate kills the essential bacteria in the soil whose job it is to produce nutrients for the crops we are trying to grow. No nutrients in the soil = no nutrients in our food = bodies that start to break down.
Glyphosate has been found in humans all across Europe. This chemical is one of those ‘estrogenic’ compounds that is causing children to develop breasts and young boys to have low testosterone. Rats that were fed the Monsanto maize (corn) developed massive breast tumors. New studies show that Roundup adversely affects human DNA even in extremely diluted form.
The good news is that producers and retailers are starting to listen to consumers. We don’t want GMO foods. We don’t want foods that have been sprayed with Roundup or similar substances. We do want whole, natural, organic foods that have been grown without chemicals or any type of modification. We deserve real food and so do our children. They are starting to listen so keep raising your voices.
Even more important – make you voice heard with the dollars you spend. When we buy organic, non-GMO foods we can change the world.
Happy, healthy eating