Every time I tell the average person that it is necessary to eat organic, I cringe a little. I know that it automatically puts me in the same category as a wacked-out nut. They think about all the restaurants that are immediately wiped off of their lists, and about how expensive organic food is. I lose credibility with that one thing.
Pretty much everyone in the functional health community knows about the dangers of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, Monsanto’s infamous weed killer. Its use on crops has increased dramatically over the last 15 to 20 years. Corn, soy, wheat, canola, sugar beets, and alfalfa are grown in huge amounts in the US and Canada. These crops have been genetically engineered to resist being killed by glyphosate, and they are sprayed with copious amounts of it. So, North Americans are getting more exposure to it in our food than ever before. The US uses 25% of the world’s supply of Round-Up. We eat more glyphosate than any other nation in the world, and we don’t really know that it’s safe.
Monsanto claims that they provided safety studies 30 years ago, but independent investigators looking at the studies claim that the data are not proof of safety. Particularly around the issue of cancer, specifically mammary (breast) cancer, the studies seem to have been manipulated to make the chemical appear safe, when in fact, it is not. The increased use of glyphosate correlates with the increased incidence of diseases like diabetes, autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disease/cancer, and liver disease. The curves match remarkably well, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Sciences professor Stephanie Seneff (people.csail.mit.edu/seneff).
Glyphosate interferes with your body’s function in the following ways:
- Energy production in the mitochondria is disturbed.
- The function of important minerals such as sulfur and manganese is being compromised.
- Gastrointestinal bacteria are being killed and replaced with non-optimal organisms.
- Bile acid metabolism is negatively impacted.
- Folic acid metabolism is disturbed.
- Estrogen metabolism is disrupted.
Glyphosate was introduced in 1975. GMO Round-Up ready crops were introduced in 1996. Since 1996, an explosion of Round-Up that increases every year has been sprayed on food crops. Predictably, weeds have become resistant to this toxin, so now Monsanto has added another chemical to Round-Up, a component of Agent Orange, that makes Round-Up 1000 times more toxic.
You need to eat organic food. I am sorry to tell you this, but if you want to remain healthy and free of degenerative disease, you need to eat organic.
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