About 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used in US crops each year. Glyphosate is sold as RoundUp.
This tolerates repetition. The food we eat, grown in our country, receives 300 million pounds of lethal herbicides each year. This equates to about a pound of plant pesticides for all of us in the United States each year.
Next time you go to a hardware store or garden center, take a look at RoundUp’s gallon containers. Now imagine you’ve consumed that much toxic herbicide in the last year…
Herbicides are designed to destroy. Turn off life. So, consuming one pound of glyphosate per person per year means we’re poisoning. You wouldn’t even dream of chewing a gallon of RoundUp, so why would you want to eat it through food?
It makes no sense to spray herbicides on plant crops. Don’t herbicides kill crops? How can this be?
That’s pretty crazy from the sci-fi reality of this very situation. Glyphosate was actually inserted into the crop’s DNA. yes right Scientists have figured out how to alter the chromosomes of corn, soybeans and many other crops by removing the natural chromosomes and replacing them with those from herbicides.
The practice of putting RoundUp DNA into the DNA of crops we can eat is called genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Most developed countries outlaw GMOs. But not America.
And why would anyone want herbicides in the DNA of food crops? Listen to creepy background music that sounds like something out of a horror movie.
Let’s use corn because corn is a huge crop in America. If your corn crop is GMO and you have glyphosate in your DNA, you can spray RoundUp on all other weeds growing within the crop and it will not affect your corn. This is the source of 300 million pounds of glyphosate annually.
When corn is sprinkled with glyphosate, it leaches into the soil. It is then absorbed through the roots of the plant and becomes much more concentrated inside the corn kernels we eat. And it’s not just corn on the cob, it’s in all corn chips, tortillas, cereals, and almost anything sweet. This is because in large part it is flavored with high fructose corn syrup. Have you started seeing how you drink that herbicide bottle every year?
The option is to grow your own food, buy only organic, and speak out often to help the food industry stop this madness.
Louise Hodges is the owner of Greenbug, which provides effective, safe and environmentally friendly pest control solutions as an alternative to synthetic chemical pesticides.
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