The Chemical Glyphosate
Glyphosate was launched in the 1970s for use as a weedkiller in the formulated herbicide product Roundup. It is now so pervasive in our environment that it can be found in our bodies, soil, air, rain, and food.
The Invisible Toll
Monsanto (now owned by pharmaceutical giant Bayer) and the EPA claim that there is no measurable impact to human or animal health from glyphosate. However, research has shown that to be untrue, and the toll that our bodies, environment, and tax dollars pay from the continued use of this invisible chemical are substantial.
History of Glyphosate
Glyphosate was originally used as a metal pipe cleaner. And that’s just the beginning of the distressing fifty-year glyphosate story.
Modes of Exposure
Most of us are exposed to glyphosate through diet, water, air, personal products and/or dermal contact.
Nutrient Density & Food Toxicity
Farming with glyphosate damages the quality of the soil and the crops upon which it is used. Glyphosate has made our diet, even if comprised of fresh fruits and veggies, much less nutritious.
US Government spending on healthcare rises annually. Glyphosate, and other food toxins, have a significant role in driving up the overall price tag of medical expense.
Glyphosate negatively impacts many key body systems: endocrine, nervous, immune, renal, digestive, cardiovascular, skeletal and reproductive. It also kills good bacteria in the microbiome.
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Glyphosate devastates our soil, forests, pollinators and water ecosystems, yet is still used in large quantities as a key tool for weed management.
The explosion in chronic disease isn’t limited to humans - dogs and cats have seen a huge rise in cancer over the last few decades as well. And Roundup is absorbed through the paws.