FDA revealed that the American food showed alarming levels of residues of the weed killer glyphosate otherwise known as Monsanto’s Roundup.
Glyphosate is an active ingredient in the widely used “Roundup” herbicide; therefore it is present in millions of homes, in the gardens and in the yards.
Namely, an independent research suggests that the potential harm to human health starts at extremely low levels of exposure – at 0.1 ppb of glyphosate, and what is more disturbing is that this research discovered that many foods contain over 1,000 times this amount.
Scientists have already proven that the consumption of glyphosate imposes a large number of health risks, like the following ones:
- Glyphosate is related to cancer and it is associated as a potential human carcinogen by a team of international cancer experts of the World Health Organization.
- This chemical is an endocrine disruptor which seriously hampers hormones and causes reproductive issues, diabetes, obesity, early onset puberty, and some cancers. The low levels of this chemical are also extremely harmful.
- Furthermore, it is a wide-spectrum antibiotic which kills the good bacteria in the gut which can cause many diseases and inflammation.
- Lastly, it binds with the crucial nutrients in the soil, including iron, calcium, manganese, zinc and prevents their absorption by plants.
Sadly, this harmful chemical is everywhere around us, in the water, soil, and air. The presence of glyphosate has substantially increased with the production of various GMOs products. The sad part is that it is not solely used by GMOs producers, but as well as by non-organic farmers as a drying agent on crops.
Glyphosate contaminates GMOs and organic foods, and it is also traced in honey. A research performed by the FDA revealed the most devastating info that almost every single sample of honey tested contained this damaging chemical. Therefore, we cannot rely on credibility of every organic, unprocessed food that is free of this dangerous chemical.
Monsanto strongly tries to hide the facts regarding this chemical and gives plenty of under the table money to regulatory agencies to make sure for the truth never to be exposed to customers who are being exposed to this chemical.
What is even worse, in 2013, instead of regulating them, the EPA significantly raised the industry standard of the “safe” levels of this poison in the food ensuring that high amounts used of this chemical are all right.
The EPA frequently postpones the evaluation of the consequences of glyphosate and its connection to cancer. Profit comes first than proper information about the corrupt deeds of these corporations.
Unfortunately, FDA does not protect us as well. They did start the testing of the chemical residues of glyphosate in foods this February, but they have decided to stop it.
In this link, you can find the Test results and full report by Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project.
Monsanto will do everything which is in their power to conceal these findings, particularly after it was discovered that glyphosate is present in foods that should by all means safe like the baby food.
Media is also protective about this information, only these posts online reveal the whole truth about this chemical. In order to protect ourselves from this substance, we need to avoid all non-organic foods since the use of glyphosate is banned on organic crops. We cannot state that organic foods are safe from the contamination of this chemical, but for sure the levels of it are far less than from the conventional foods.
Inform your loved ones about these health risks, and take good care of your health as it is the most precious thing in our life.