Monsanto Vs. Health

Monsanto Vs. Health

The most popular weed killer in the United States, Roundup, has been under fire recently as its main ingredient is allegedly causing cancer in thousands of its long-term users. Glyphosate, the active ingredient causing so much turmoil, was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. Since this announcement, thousands of consumers who developed various cancers have raced to find legal counsel to fight the manufacturer in court. 

Roundup manufacturer and agrochemical giant Monsanto was bought by Bayer AG in June 2018 for around $66 billion. Since then, Bayer has faced three high-profile courtroom losses against consumers who have each developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and blame Roundup for their diagnoses. Two of the cases resulted in over $70 million payouts, and in the most recent case, more than $2 billion. Bayer has announced that it will appeal all three losses as it … Read the rest

How and Why I Protect Myself from Glyphosate

How and Why I Protect Myself from Glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the active ingredients in Roundup® – the most commonly used herbicide in the world.  Most of us are exposed to glyphosate every day, often without realizing it.  In fact, an estimated 93% of Americans have glyphosate in their bodies, with children having the highest level, according to a 2015 study by the University of California at San Francisco.  Glyphosate can be found in breast milk, drinking water, rain samples, and the food we feed our families.  It’s sprayed on food crops, playgrounds, parks, school grounds, and yards.   So, how can you escape it?

It’s nearly impossible to completely avoid glyphosate, but there are steps you can take to dramatically reduce your exposure.  Here’s how and why I protect myself from glyphosate.

Why I Protect Myself from Glyphosate:

  1. Glyphosate is a patented antibiotic, which means it kills “good” microbes in your gastrointestinal tract, as well
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