Did you know Roundup was initially patented as an antibiotic?
Yes. You read that right.
Glyphosate, is really good at killing weeds AS WELL AS the bacterial flora in your gut. Since Monsanto registered glyphosate as an antibiotic a few years back, its reach has expanded straight into your gut via the non organic foods you consume. Just because something is non GMO doesn’t mean that it’s not loaded in glyphosate, and sadly it most likely 100 percent is.
So hold the phone!!!! This means that we’re eating multiple daily doses of an unwanted, un-prescribed antibiotics in our non organic foods? Yup. You are.
For the meat eaters out there... farm animals wind up eating feed from genetically-modified, Roundup-resistant crops that have been soaked in this so called antibiotic. You then eat these glyphosate-fed animals plus some conventional, genetically modified produce and what happens next? Well. You end up getting MULTIPLE doses of antibiotics from several sources each and every day and it only takes a small amount to compromise your health.
But my fellow plant based eaters!!!!! You are SO not off the antibiotic hook!!!! Did you know that glyphosate becomes imbedded in the plants we eat so you literally can’t wash or scrub it off. Don’t be fooled. Any of those fancy produce washes and all the elbow grease in the world can’t get the Roundup out of your food.
So. Its a little bit of a hot topic. I am continually asked by suppliers, fellow food producers and prospective new clients why I absolutely not compromise the organic ingredients that go into our food at TLC. I am so often told that if our prices were cheaper our food would be carried in more places. That if we used more conventional ingredients and lowered our overhead that we would sell more and open up our audience to a much broader range. But at what cost?
As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist it is both my passion and duty to educate those around me about the immensely all healing power of food as well as the destruction and devastation that it can inflict on our bodies. And so the answer is to me is quite simple: My purpose is to heal the body and not to fuel the disease.
These chemicals are damaging our microbiome, our organs and so much more. Early last year, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) named glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” which is LITERALLY ONLY ONE LEVEL below the IARC’s highest level of danger. HELLO!???
Studies have also named glyphosate as a possible cause in kidney disease as well as increases in birth defects and cancers in regions with large areas of glyphosate-tolerant crops. Ever see those pictures of the farmers spraying their fields with Roundup all dressed up in full body protection and gas masks like they were being exposed to a deadly disease like Ebola? Like a scene from a movie. But worse because it’s real. And it’s that toxic. But next month it could very well be on your plate.
Other health issues associated with glyphosate include reproductive problems, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease to name a very short few.
Case in point. Without our health we have nothing so for me, it’s a no brainer. No matter the budget in our daily lives we must put a priority on the foods we are putting into our bodies and feeding our children and what the long and short term consequences are. If you lost your health tomorrow would anything else matter?
“There is no such thing as cheap food. You either pay for it now or pay for it later”.
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