The Low Down on Glyphosate
I was utterly shocked yesterday when I saw an article floating around about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream having “excessive” amounts of glyphosate.
I’m aware of what it is, and honestly, I am realizing now just how naive I’ve been in thinking that I can protect myself from these pesticide or herbicides, however, this news made me realize that it’s actually much more challenging to keep it out of my kitchen.
So, I wanted to not only inform you, as my friends, or clients and those that I care deeply about…but also to at least, offer some education or resources so that you can make an informed decision in the future for your own health.
Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. It started being used in 1974 by a lil company you may have heard of, Monsanto. Under the brand RoundUp (as a weed killer), which has become a HUGE profit maker for them…as it’s in over 2000 products.
It’s in most of the soy, wheat and corn crops that we either eat, or that gets fed to the animals that we eventually eat (meats, dairy, etc). So needless to say, it’s been found in the US food supply in alarming rates!
But the government states “glyphosate is regulated and poses no concern with regard to human health. Herbicides help increase yields, which help to feed a growing population.”
Glyphosate may be linked to cancer and deadly kidney disease like fatty liver in humans. It has been shown to be an endocrine disruptor and inflammation issues to human cells and gut bacteria, and can cause birth defects, tumors, disease, and reproductive disorders in animals.
I mentioned in my video that there’s a great podcast from Chalene Johnson’s The Chalene Show #254 – The Scientic Crime of the Century GMOs with Eric Battersby
Take a listen to fully understand what’s going on with this toxic chemical getting into our bodies so that you can make an informed decision AND subscribe to Chalene’s amazing podcast show for more content about health!