If you make your product too big to do away with… and have it sprayed on not just genetically modified crops, but everything under the sun… nothing can stop it, right?
But despite the unbelievable amounts of glyphosate used around the world (right here in America under the brand name Roundup), a crack in the dike is appearing — because it looks like top officials in France want to say “au revoir” to the toxic chemical.
Glyphosate is about to come up for a vote in the EU to have its commercial license renewed, and France’s prime minister says that he’s going to “fight” for that not to happen — something that aligns him with the country’s president, who has vowed to vote against the renewal as well. (Yes, France has both a prime minister and a president).
Here’s why that’s important: If the chemical isn’t officially renewed by the end of this year, that means it would be automatically banned in EU countries by January 1, 2018.
So, maybe — just maybe — what’s going on right now across the Atlantic will be the beginning of the end for this Monsanto monster.
But even if the chemical was totally banned in the EU, Americans are still left with the very big problem about what to do concerning the U.S. food supply — because it looks like we’ve gotten to the point where even one of our most sacred breakfast staples is no longer safe for consumption.
The war of the weeds
Roundup banned? What a blow that would be to Monsanto and the other biotech giants that make glyphosate-containing herbicides!
And you’d better believe that the powers that be are doing whatever they can to keep that from happening.
Here’s one way: They’re finagling industry findings into what is supposed to be an objective study on the chemical.
While we were all busy dodging genetically modified crops to try and steer clear of this cancer-causing herbicide, it looks like Monsanto and its partners in crime were planning ahead and doing us one better.
According to UK publication The Guardian, the declaration by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that glyphosate was “safe for public use” turns out to have been spoon-fed to the agency by Monsanto itself!
Dozens of pages of its report were found to be “identical to passages” issued by the Monsanto-led (and funded) “Glyphosate Task Force.”
That’s right — these “authorities” just copied what they were given by this biotech bully, word for word. It’s like they’re not even trying to hide the collusion anymore!
As one expert commented, “Whether this is a question of negligence or intent, it is completely unacceptable.”
If you need any reminders of how this is taking the glyphosate scam too far and why you don’t want the stuff anywhere near your family, the World Health Organization announced two years ago that the substance can probably cause cancer.
Research has also found that it interferes with the beneficial bacteria in the GI tract, which can result in depleted essential amino acids and kidney and liver damage.
The chemical has also been found to be a contributing factor in obesity, depression, autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
So, starting right now, incorporate these three tips into your shopping routine to reduce your exposure as much as possible:
#1: Steer clear of the big four GM crops, unless they’re organic or labeled as being certified GM free: corn, soy, canola, and sugar made from sugar beets.
#2: Buy organic oranges and slice them into quarters instead of drinking juice — because a just-released study spearheaded by the group Moms Across America has discovered levels of glyphosate in every single sample of orange juice that was tested (including brands like Minute Maid, Tropicana, and private label ones sold at Costco and Vons). Plus that, eating whole fruits is much healthier, as you’re also getting the fiber that can help counteract the high sugar content.
#3: Try to fit as much organically grown food into your diet as you can. We’re learning about more and more uses of glyphosate in non-GM foods every day — for example, it’s now reportedly being used on fields before seeds are even planted.
Obviously, it’s now become impossible to keep glyphosate out of your diet altogether. But you’ve got to do everything possible to lower the levels of this chemical your family consumes.
“All top-selling orange juice brands contain Monsanto’s Roundup, tests reveal” Jill Ettinger, Organic Authority, October 12, 2017, organicauthority.com