Thanks to Monsanto’s Round Up (main ingredient glyphosate) our food chain is more than ever depleted of essential nutrients. Glyphosate binds to vital nutrients such as chromium, copper, iron, boron, manganese and zinc in the soil, preventing plants from absorbing them.
Let’s consider just one illness – diabetes – and one mineral – chromium. This trace mineral plays a crucial role as an insulin potentiator which makes the body’s own insulin production go further. Chromium is considered the most beneficial mineral for diabetics.
When glyphosate binds to chromium rendering it no longer bio-available, diabetes can and will develop. Not surprisingly, diabetes is on a rampant rise in countries where glyphosate herbicides are used. Obviously, glyphosate is not solely to blame for diabetes, but the timeline parallels are there to show where glyphosate (Roundup, for example) is used there is a rapid increase of diabetes.
Chromium deficiency is associated with insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and celiac disease, gluten intolerance and more.
And that is just one mineral deficiency.
While Monsanto’s GMO crops are growing tall, they are host to super-weeds, which means that farmers are even heavier handed with Round Up. It doesn’t take a genius to see the implications for humans and livestock that eat nutrient depleted, gene manipulated glyphosate tolerant crops.
The greater problem is that this toxic chemical is not regulated. This means that anyone can purchase it in garden centers and use it at will.
Of course, no matter who uses it, it gets into our water supply.
If you are into processed and junk food, you can be sure the cows that became your hamburger were fed GMO corn, GMO soy will be mixed in it, GMO wheat and soy in the bun and let’s not even talk about the HFC (high fructose -GMO-corn syrup) in your ketchup.
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There are 40 different studies that show Glyphosate is completely linked to Lymphoma non hodgkin’s lymphoma. 37 studies on DNA damage. 29 studies on the toxicity of Glyphosate. 24 studies on hormonal disorders in children. 22 on low testosterone. 21 on pesticide toxicity. 20 studies on hairy leukoplakia.
20 studies proving it causes lymphoma, prenatal chemical exposure, multiple myeloma, rhinitis, Parkinsonian disorder, neuro-toxicity, endocrine diseases, liver cancer, chemical poisoning, low dopamine levels no wonder so many people are on anti-depressants.
I’d like to add to that list diabetes and male infertility as well.
And yet Monsanto and official agencies claim that it is harmless. With Monsanto’s net worth roughly $41,1 billion, there’s plenty of money to make sure those officials in high places look the other way.
This link is an excellent pdf report for download Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate for more in depth information.
Avoiding glyphosate is not easy in those countries that allow its use. But you can be certain that avoiding processed foods made with GMO crops is a good start. Another good argument to go organic, don’t you think?
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