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The Ultimate Guide On How To Avoid Roundup Weed Killer In Your Food

The other day I got an email from another concerned mom, “What are we supposed to eat when all of our food is contaminated with Roundup??!!!”

She had just heard the news…

Earlier this week, a federal jury unanimously determined Roundup weed killer is responsible for causing cancer (1). In this case, Edwin Hardeman claimed Roundup exposure caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the jury has yet to award damages. This follows an earlier case in which Monsanto was ordered to pay $78.5 million in damages to a California man after a jury found them liable for failing to warn that Roundup causes cancer (2).

Despite the risk – Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. It continues to be used on food crops, parks, playgrounds, and by homeowners everywhere. It is now so rampant in our environment that it has been found in honey, cereals, meat, drinking water, breast milk, infant formula, chips, cookies, crackers, oatmeal… the list goes on.

So, it’s pretty scary when you realize you are probably eating Roundup every day. Most Americans are. You’ve likely seen news headlines like these…

“Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say”

“Carcinogenic pesticide found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream”

“Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show”

“Oat cereals, snack bars test positive for trace amounts of weed killer in Roundup”

“FDA Finds Monsanto’s Weed Killer In U.S. Honey”

“Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Doritos among products found to contain GM crops WEEDKILLER that has possible link to cancer”

“Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples”

“FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer”

“Traces Of Weed Killer Linked To Cancer Found In 95% Of Wine And Beer”

It’s true. Roundup weed killer has found its way into the majority of our food.

It’s maddening to find out Roundup weed killer was found in your daughter’s favorite cereal, your baby’s food, and in the ice cream you like to treat yourself with on Saturday nights.

I dedicated an entire chapter to this subject in my latest book, Feeding You Lies, because this has become a major issue. In this chapter I explain how this happened, what foods we know are contaminated, and how to protect yourself.

Thankfully, there are ways to greatly reduce your exposure to Roundup, and I summarized my top strategies for you below.

How to protect yourself and your family from Roundup in your food:

  • Choose certified organic food. Roundup is prohibited on organic crops. Although contamination is a real threat, the levels found on organic foods are minimal compared to what’s been found on conventional foods. It’s been shown that people who eat organic foods have less glyphosate and fewer synthetic pesticides in their system. If you have any doubts that organic food has less Roundup in it – keep reading.
  • Eat locally grown whole foods. This goes along with the first tip, after you choose organic, it’s even better if those organic foods are locally grown, “whole”, and unprocessed. Many ingredients that go into processed convenience foods travel long distances (sometimes internationally) and may come into contact with conventional ingredients along the supply chain, which can then contaminate those organic ingredients. Simply put, the greater amount of distance and processing those ingredients go through, the greater the risk of contamination.
  • Shop at your local farmer’s market. This allows you to shake a farmer’s hand and ask them what types of chemicals they use. If they are not organic, ask them specifically if they use Roundup on any of their fields, at any time of year.
  • Grow your own food. It’s not feasible for most of us to grow everything we eat, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start a garden. Choose a few items that you buy every week to start with. Love kale, spinach, and leafy greens? They’re easy to grow. Spend a lot on fresh basil? Herbs are some of the easiest things to start with and take very little room. Just start small and work your way up each year to more produce.
  • Eat at home. Instead of going to a restaurant where you have no idea where the food comes from, it’s always safest to cook at home with organic ingredients you pick out yourself. Remember that even most farm-to-table and vegan restaurants are not using 100% organic ingredients – if any at all. Even better, cooking at home allows you to use organic produce you grew yourself.
  • Use a high quality water filter at home. Roundup isn’t just in our food, it’s in our drinking water too. Instead of buying expensive bottles (which in many cases are just bottled tap water), invest in a water filter for your home that filters out pesticides like glyphosate.
  • Stop buying Roundup to use in your yard. This is obvious, I know, but you’d be surprised how many people who buy organic and eat healthy are still buying Roundup for their yards because “it works”. You may think it’s okay because you are not eating it, but actually it doesn’t stay in your yard where you put it. It ends up in our groundwater, rainwater, and air – where it drifts into our environment. This is how organic food and water gets contaminated. Let’s not contribute to the problem.
  • Ask your local parks and school boards to stop using Roundup. Inform them of the dangers and ask them to find safe alternatives. Team up with other concerned citizens in your area and consider starting a petition in your town. It’s going to take grassroots movements to get Roundup out of our communities as fast as possible.

How much Roundup is REALLY in organic food? Let’s look at the data…

You’ve probably heard organic food contains Roundup too, which is so disheartening. This is true to some extent, but has been overblown. I have gotten SO MANY emails about this, so I think you’ll be happy to hear that it’s not as bad as you may have heard.

For example, in 2018 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested popular oatmeal products for glyphosate and did not find ANY detectible levels in most of the organic products tested (3). Nature’s Path Organic Granola, Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted Cereal, Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry Bars, 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, and Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal all came out clean (3).

In contrast, the EWG found glyphosate in EVERY non-organic product they tested. They detected glyphosate in only two organic brands – Nature’s Path Organic Old Fashioned Oats (at 30 ppb) and Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (at 20 ppb) – which is negligible compared to how much glyphosate they found non-organic brands like Quaker Old Fashioned Oats (at 1300 ppb). EWG’s child-protective health benchmark for daily exposure to glyphosate in food is 160 ppb – and the organic foods all fall well below this range (3).

As you know, I don’t preach “the dose makes the poison” mantra, as I believe any amount of Roundup of our food is TOO MUCH – but based on the evidence I’ve seen so far, it looks like the vast majority of whole organic foods are not contaminated.

So, if you know anyone who is worried about all the Roundup being found in our food, please share this post with them. Isn’t it good to know there are ways for us to protect ourselves from this cancerous chemical?

Xo,

Vani

P.S. For a detailed analysis of where Roundup has been found in our food and its health risks, pick up a copy of Feeding You Lies. What do you think it will take to finally get Roundup banned? Tell me your opinion in the comments!

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51 responses to “The Ultimate Guide On How To Avoid Roundup Weed Killer In Your Food

  1. I wonder if you ever think of what farmers will do in the absence of a herbicide like Roundup? The practical solution in your mind is that we will all be forced to grow organic. That won’t happen. Sometimes getting what you ask for can have hidden consequences that are worse than what you had. I’ve used Roundup for a long time and have always considered it to be a safer alternative to the herbicides it replaced. A jury decided this. Many respected scientists don’t agree

    1. We would have found another solution than growing our food with poison.
      People are just sick from the thought of eating chemicals our bodies we’re not designed to handle.
      Think about that for awhile.
      Monsanto knew, they knew…..

      I have a P.H.D. in chemical science…

      1. Your PhD certainly isn’t in any biological science and doesn’t infer any specialized knowledge in the subject you are commenting on.

      2. Jack, there are other solutions than using commercial chemicals. At one time all of our food was organic. No-till (or minimal till), deep mulch, no bare soil, is recognized by some farmers and produces nutrient dense foods, just like nature does, especially prior to 10,000 years ago.
        USA Acres organization has lots of articles and seminars on how farmers are developing new tools to grow crops this way. And with real rotational grazing, farmers are raising 3 times the beef on the same amount of land while building the soil organic matter (carbon sequestration) and drought tolerance at the same time. You can also read about in the books “Cows Save the Planet” & “Grass, Soil, Hope” as well as on web sites like Dr Mercola as one of the many issues he discusses.

      3. There is another solution. It’s called permaculture. Grow more food strategically without synthetic chemicals, regenerate the soil, so we’ll be able to grow more food in the future without destroying the planet.

    2. I wonder if you ever think of what farmers did for thousands of years before Roundup? How on earth did the human race survive with just organic farming? Your use of Roundup must have addled your brain. You have cited absolutely no sources to try to validate your claims. Consider broadening your knowledge base. It is a proven fact that the nutritional value of our food has decreased each time some new innovation was introduced, from mechanized farming in the 1930s, to fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and now GMOs. Somewhere on mercola.com, there is a chart showing the decline of nutrition in our food since the 1930s, but I was unable to find it again. As someone else on this discussion board commented, the problem is greed. Supposed increased yield does not justify the poisoning of our food and a 40% decrease in nutrition.

      One of the problems with Roundup and its main ingredient, glyphosate, is this: The “gly” part comes from *glycine* which is used to make glyphosate. Glycine is an essential amino acid which is required by our bodies to make protein. Our bodies cannot distinguish between glyphosate and glycine and absorb glyphosate, which results in the making of a damaged protein by our bodies. Also, in the beginning, we were told by Monsanto that Roundup would not harm humans or animals because it works on a pathway which only plants and bacteria have. Why, it’s miraculous!! But the truth is, our bodies contain essential bacteria which DO have that pathway, particularly the bacteria in our guts. The physical damage done by glyphosate is a very slow, subtle progression and diseases develop through years of exposure which are blamed on other things. Killing the bacteria in our guts causes leaky gut disorder which leads to any number of health issues. Suggested reading:

      https://draxe.com/glycine/

      https://vitaguard.blog/up-to-40-percent-decrease-of-nutrients-in-our-food/

      https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/29/top-reasons-to-support-regenerative-agriculture.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190129Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM263850&et_rid=531475999

      https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/05/25/great-plow-up.aspx

      https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/30/eat-lancet-commission-food-system.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20190130Z1_B_UCM&et_cid=DM269436&et_rid=532728867

      https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/09/living-the-change-documentary.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190309Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM272115&et_rid=563468998

      https://sustainablepulse.com/2019/02/12/groundbreaking-study-shows-massive-reduction-in-pesticides-in-humans-after-one-week-organic-diet/#.XJk4tHdFzDc

      p.s. Just have to add this observation: In the same way that the body takes in glyphosate in place of glycine, our bodies also confuse fluoride with iodine. Fluoride is dumped into our water and we are told it is good for us, but we have seen a huge increase in hypothyroidism in recent years. The use of iodized salt has decreased because we have been told salt is bad for us, so we are iodine deficient. Wonder how many other similar problems we have?

    3. Well, people from Haiti, after the big earthquake a few years ago, got free seeds from Monsanto to help them to grow some food. In spite of the fact that Haitians were very hungry and without food, they decided to burn the seeds and return them to the USA because the seeds polluted the soil, and caused a lots of people getting seek from ingestin this seeds. If you don’t think this is a enough to believe it, you can always come to Haiti a prove it yourself.

      1. Wow. Monsanto should be terminated – period. No questions asked. They do more harm than good. For being in the food industry, that is a pure disgrace. They only care about their pocket books. Shame on them!

      2. Famine is normally due to weather but also also nature and the stupidly and arrogance of people for example staring in the middle ages the famine in France were the plant went into a mini ice age due to a massive volcanic plume who shaded our world for several years the rest of Europe was fine so why did the french starve simply they would not eat root crops and there grain crops kept failing to to early freezes. The next was the Irish potato famine as in Ireland there were 4 types of potatoes but there one one type that cooked much faster and fuel was expensive so that was planted at close to 90% with that variety and the only strain to be hit by the black mold there other 3 types were not effected. another Famine was the Ukrainian famine during soviet times but that was man made as Russian silos were bursting from the seems and during that fake famine Russia shipped ton of grain out out of the soviet block

    4. As others have said, Tommy, you are either ignorant of the organic methods that have been around always. Or you may be a Monsanto Troll trying to confuse everyone from the Truth. Do not confuse the ancient problems with today, they were also ignorant of the best ways to grow crops. Organic crops can grow more on piece of land than the big commercial boys, 3-5 times more, and the food will be clean of carcinogens and nutrient dense. See the references I provided and others have provided. The science is already out there and easily available, if you have a flexible, ethical view point.

      1. Again Paul, I farm for a living. I know what I’m talking about. Calling someone a Monsanto troll is a pretty typical response that accomplishes nothing. The benefit that organic farmers have today over their predecessors is that today most are surrounded by conventional farmers who keep insect and disease pressure in check. Its easier today to farm organically because organic farms are surrounded by things you don’t like, GMO crops and the responsible and effective use of pesticides. I respect organic farmers and people who choose organic when they make food purchases. There are numerous problems with organic food production however. There is no perfect food production system

      2. Paul,

        Wouldn’t all these farmers be dropping like flies if the roundup is truly a carcinogen? All of your references are probably agenda based. Have you ever grown a crop? Have you even grown an acre worth of a crop? Don’t sit behind your phone and spout off about agriculture based on literature and not experience. If organic crops yield 3-5 times higher than conventional crops then why are they typically more expensive? I don’t personally care if crops are grown conventionally or organically. The fact of the matter is, is that if farmers grew organically that there wouldn’t be enough crop supply to support the increasing population.

    5. In response to this paragraph:

      “For example, in 2018 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested popular oatmeal products for glyphosate and did not find ANY detectible levels in most of the organic products tested (3). Nature’s Path Organic Granola, Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted Cereal, Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry Bars, 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, and Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal all came out clean (3).”

      Does anyone know if all organic Kashi products were deemed free of glyphosate especially the Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits Cinnamon Harvest? I love that product and want to make sure I am safe eating that again. Thanks for any help!

    6. We had very healthy corn fields in Minnesota when I was young 70 years ago. Large fields, tidy row upon row, with narrow walk spaces between them to play and run in. There were weeds on the ground but the corn was much taller and good corn indeed. Is it that the yields were lower? For myself, I have a lot of respect for the long term health consequences of poisons. I think we should be much more environmentally careful that we have been so far in my life.

    7. Many conventional farmers are jumping on the organic bandwagon but don’t quite know what they are doing yet. They need a solid understanding of soil minerals. In particular, healthy soil has 68% calcium and 12-20% magnesium. And the rest should be 60 trace minerals. We can get these from applying dolomite and limestone. Both. If they need sulfur, they can add gypsum. But our soils need far more calcium and magnesium than NPK, which is what everyone ignorantly depends on now. William Albrecht is the father of soil minerals and his papers can be going free online, he found the deficiency of just ONE mineral, magnesium, was enough to cause high mortality, and high mobidity on multiple species on one farm. Mastitis is a magnesium deficiency for example. Soilminerals dot com covers the main trace minerals. By adding dolomite and limestone to my garden, I virtually eliminated insect damage, and it’s because the plant needs these minerals to make hormones and proteins. These substances repell insects. And a fuller mineral profile eliminates many weeds. Weeds are experts at thriving in mineral deficient soils, and you can often tell what minerals the soil needs by the weeds that appear. For a great education on what damage glyphosate does to the soil, look up Dr Don Huber, Grass fed 2014. It’s about an hour, and the first half shows the damage Round up does to the crops themselves, to the point that pigweed has taken over the field while there are two stalks of corn out in the middle of the field. Other pics show very puny crops. If I were a farmer, that would convince me right away RU is a baaaaad thing. I honestly don’t know why they keep using it.

      The mode of action if glyphosate is that it binds the soils minerals making them unavailable. So if it makes Minerals unavailable to weeds who thrive under those conditions, and crops which wither under those conditions, where is the common sense?
      Soil mineralization is the better alternative and cheaper too. And it raises the nutrient content of the crop.
      But here’s the scary thing, glyphosate has a 22 year half life, so converting conventional farmland to organic is a dicey concept indeed. When organics are contaminated, this is probably the situation. The past practices was not to spray for 2 years and voila! You’re growing organic. But all bets are off if glyphosate is in the soil. One other thing that glyphosate does besides cancer, in the second half of Dr Huber’s lecture is the destruction of beneficial bacteria in the soils and guts of bees, birds, livestock and humans, and the promotion of pathogenic bacteria in the soils, and guts if bees, birds, livestock and humans. And this could be where all our IBS, IBD, gluten intolerance, ulcers, Celiac, perforated bowel, and all our other gut diseases are coming from. It also is a hormone disruptor, and causes still birth, and birth defects. And infertility.

  2. I have seen friends and family use Round Up for years. People in my family never suffered from cancer, alzmiemer, dementia.
    Now they do.
    Right now, I’m watching my dad wither away.
    He was a big man. To see him now.
    Don’t ever tell me round up is safe.
    If you think it is, please keep using it.
    Enjoy your cancer.

    1. If it is scientifically proven that Roundup causes the diseases and conditions you mention then I am completely in favor of banning it. You can’t possibly think rationally that banning Roundup will end lymphoma, Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is no medical evidence that is the case.

      1. Tommy,drink it then .. add it to your coffee. But Monsanto ruined the lives of farmers in India; many who committed suicide.

      2. Look up a talk by Dr Don Huber at the Grass fed conference of 2014. He has PowerPoint of the nasty things Round Up is doing to us, the bees and the livestock. It goes way beyond cancer. It’s destroying our guts.

      3. There is a ton of evidence that Round up creates problems in the body. It messes up your gut microbiome, and then you can’t digest food properly, and your immune system doesn’t work properly. You can’t fight off diseases like you did before.
        https://www.responsibletechnology.org/

    2. I AM NATURALLY VERY CONCERNED. BUT I CANNOT HELP BUT ASK YOU, WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE LIVING SUCH HEALTHY AND LONGER LIVES NOW THAN EVER BEFORE? I MEAN I COULD UNDERSTAND SOME OF IT BUT I PERSONALLY THINK AND KNOW CANCER HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME NOW. SO PEOPLE JUST THINK OF (BIG PHARMA) GREEDY AND RICH DRS.BIG,BIG CHARITIES, LIKE ST.JUDE(THE ONE BIGGEST, REPRESENTED BY MARLO THOMAS.AND ALL THE OTHERS. IF EVERYONE WOULD JUST USE THEIR BRAINS AND SOME GOOD OLD-FASHIONED COMMON SENSE, WHAT A HEALTHIER,HAPPIER WORLD THIS WOULD BE…………… THE MAIN PROBLEM AS I SEE IT IS GREED,GREED AND MORE GREED.GOD HELP ALL OF US PLEASE BEFORE IT IS TO LATE. ASK GOD FOR WISDOM. NOT THE KIND THAT COMES FROM THIS WORLD BUT THE WISDOM THAT COMES FROM HIM.

      1. They’re not. We’re sicker than ever. Cancer is epidemic, not to mention obesity. Children especially are sicker. It’s impossible not to know anyone who isn’t obese or doesn’t have cancer not to mention autoimmune disorders. Not being sick or on medication is the exception these days, not the rule.

      2. Cancer has not been around to the degree it is now. There are many charts on that. There are many reasons why we are living longer, like starvaton is no longer a problem, not as much war, far safer hygiene practices, much better medical for trauma, etc. What is sad is that in the USA we are about 39th in longevity and many similar things, about 4+ years shorter than Japan and the USA is falling in the rankings. This should be the number one issue in the press, but they are “bought” through advertising dollars. Politicians are “bought” through campaign dollars. University research is “bought and guided” through donations from big corps. Donations to cancer funds are used to find the expensive drug therapies for big corps and NOT for the simple solutions like showing how the contaminants in our food are causing the cancers. Joan, look at all the data in the two recent California cases where Monsanto was found guilty of glyphosate being the main cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with 9000+ cases coming along behind them. If you spend a few hundred hours studying and comprehending this subject, it will be obvious. If not obvious to you after doing a lot of study of the ethical science, then you may be Monsanto shill. One of the things that came out of these court cases is that at least by 1983, internal Monsanto letters indicate they recognized the carcinogenic problems of glyphosate but buried it to earn a lot of greedy money.

      3. Because they aren’t living longer and healtheir lives, that’s a fabrication. Watch on YouTube Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, by Joel Wallach, also his Somebody Needs to Go to Jail, and Dead Athletes Don’t Lie, and Black Gene Lies, and Epigenetics. He also has great books discussing the centenarian cultures, they don’t have clinics and the latest technology. They live in primitive conditions but they have 60 trace minerals in their soils. That was the one factor all of them shared. So grow your own, and supplement your soil with your own animal manure compost,( I have rabbit, goat, and poultry), and sprinkle dolomite and limestone on it. Not just once either. And look up soilminerals dot com. 75 is only half our possible lifespan.

      4. American lifespans have been DECREASING for years now, before the Covid 19 pandemic. The last few years of people’s lives are in wheelchairs, hooked up to tubes and on 19 meds. Do you think that the healthiest people in the BLue zones do that? No they climb mountains when they’re 95. Hint: they don’t use meds, weed killers in their food, nor pesticides. We spend the most on health care, and we have among the worst of the industrial countries. There are a few things in which we are the leaders, like getting cancer and getting autoimmune disease.

  3. What the hell is wrong with the government why is this not banned like in other countries.

    1. Roundup weed & grass killer is ban in Russia & China.
      It’s hard to find which countries in Europe have ban GMO’s
      United States grows more GMO’s than any other country.
      If you want GMO seed banned then fight Congress. Monsanto
      and Bayer have the money to bribe Washington. The lawsuit,
      the second lawsuit against Monsanto has come out against
      the company. The more the better to put Bayer out of business.

  4. Round up is bad stuff and the reason we use it is laziness spray and go .fast America that’s what sells I stopped using it the weeds look just fine now I been using it since 1989 my neighbor did to in 17 I was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia I’m 55

  5. This is beyond crazy, bacon supposedly caused cancer, drinking out of plastic water bottles causes cancer, pretty safe to say anything and everything causes cancer. I am a farmer and use many different chemicals, all of which I know I must use proper handling and care and if I don’t then I put my self at risk for getting sick whatever it may be. All chemicals that are used MUST be documented when they are used because they are all labeled with a pre-harvest interval, meaning if you harvest the crop before that time period you can end up in jail! They use this also to make sure that there are no chemical residues left on the harvested grain. I use these chemicals because they keep my crop from getting sick and exposing them to very harmful “naturally occurring” toxins which would kill you far faster than anything else. Don’t get me started on organic farming as it uses considerably more fuel and releases more carbon into the air, greatly increases soil erosion and very inefficiently uses water and is not sustainable. They are also using “organic” chemicals to spray on their crops, some of which are far more dangerous than the syntheics that I use and they don’t even have to document that they used them. Natural does not necessarily mean better. These judges and jury’s don’t have a clue what they are doing, I think I’m going to take a spoon manufacturer to court because it didn’t say on the box that overuse of it would make me fat, come on people…….

    1. Putting dolomite and limestone on your soil uses more fossil fuels etc? I just toss it by hand. I let the goats out to fertilize with their pellets which is less work for me. I think you need to investigate the old ways. Look up “Alan Savory , 40,000 elephants” on YouTube. Dolomite and limestone virtually eliminated my tomato hornworms, and even grasshoppers won’t mess with my crops. Soilminerals dot com is a great site and look up Dr Huber, Grass fed 2014 fir a PowerPoint pic show of what RU really does to your crops and our guts. And for extra measure look up Dead Doctors Don’t Lie on YouTube, Joel Wallach, and he also has Somebody Needs to Go to Jail, and Dr John Bergman has multiple videos covering how our bodies respond to bad food and toxins.

  6. The effects of Glyphosate can be stopped by eating sulfur foods, like Organic onions, Organic garlic, Organic beans…… find a list online. Personally I take MSM Organic sulfur and eat Organic onions. There are two other ways of doing this but you will have to find them, I haven’t been able too.

    1. Why do you think glyphosate is allowed with certain organic foods? I am reading the opposite online.

  7. In trying to control weeds that grow between the pavers on our driveway and patio, we’ve used Roundup in the past. But now, having read about the dangerous chemical in that product, I came across a hint to spray plain white vinegar, undeluded, on the weeds and my husband says he thinks it works better than Roundup!! Love it!

    1. We have done this for years on our pavers. After using vinegar the weeds dry up and fly away.

  8. Vani Hari, Keep up this good work in exposing the lies. There is a lot of corruption and we need to stand up for what we believe is best for our health and wellbeing. I love what you are doing.

  9. I just read that LA County has put a moratorium on using all glycosate until further studies. A pretty big victory if LA county can do this.

  10. I think the most important thing and far the most effective is to realize that annual monocrop farming only began about 14 000 years ago. The Sahara was rich grassland, but removing the animals for wheat caused erosion, soil damage, and now a large and severe desert. The USA has been desertifying. But we have begun to explore Restoration agriculture and Permaculture, growing a variety of perennials. Such farms are beautiful, the animals smell nice, the total yield is higher, the rivers run clear again.
    Removing the animals for oats or spinach causes real climate change: the soils are hot enough to burn the roots during the day, yet cold enough to freeze them at night. Thermometers do not measure this damage.

  11. FROM AN INTERNET DOCTOR SITE WHICH I HAVE FOLLOWED RELIGIOUSLY FOR YEARS I READ THAT DESPITE ALL THE NEWS ABOUT ROUNDUP FARMERS ARE STILL SPRAYING THEIR OAT CROPS JUST BEFORE HARVEST TO DRY THEM OUT AND RECEIVE MORE $. MAYBE PRISON SENTENCE WOULD SEND MESSAGE.

  12. I really wish I can grow my own food. My dad is already annoyed that I want to only eat organic foods and I am only 11 so I cant do it all by my self.

  13. What I think it will take for round up to be banned is for there to be numerous mounting law suits against Monsanto. They have taken down hundreds of family owned farms in their greedy ways and have made the farmers mute. Now it’s their turn to get sewed by the hundreds and thousands. People are dying early deaths from their products and they need to pay for it. 65 countries have banned them.
    The other way is to get Monsanto employees out of the FDA. There is a revolving door they have so conveniently made available to themselves through corrupt government making laws work in Monsanto’s favor.
    Monsanto is the most hated company in the world, that’s one reason they teamed up with Bayer, so they could hide behind another name. If they are so right in what they are doing then why don’t they talk to the public? They refuse to. That’s nothing but suspicious.
    BTW, I have a tangerine tree in my back yard, no pesticides are used, at all. Every year I get so many if them I give them to neighbors and coworkers. The tree isn’t dying, there aren’t bugs all over it. Mother Earth provides us what we need without human made poison. Stop big Corp from poisoning the population for the sake of their own profits and sew them.
    One question I have for those using round up, have you gotten checked for cancer? You know, that silent disease that grows inside of you then kills you? Don’t answer.

  14. The US government agencies are corrupt ( fact proven over and over). They hide data, obfuscate, and lie. CDC, FDA, etc. are not trustworthy. They are well paid by corporations to shill for them. Big Ag, Big Pharma, AMA, etc. are not science based, but profit based. They skew the “science” for specific results favorable to their tainted products to protect them from lawsuits. The “cat is out of the bag ” and they cannot handle the scrutiny of the ” woke” consumer.

  15. sorry to break it to you Food Babe but we eat ALL organic and my daughters level was higher than the average and 3x what mine is- so while eating organic matters it doesn’t protect you.

  16. Honestly, I’ve known for a while that this cancerous chemical has been in our food, but never have I thought that the chemical has grown into more and more food as time goes by. The problem is facable, but the companies just don’t want to face the facts of taking time and effort in making foods more healthy for us. I couldn’t believe so many foods had some Round-Up in them. What shocked me the most was the fact that it is in so much of our oatmeal. I know this might not be important to everyone but for me, it is because I eat oatmeal on a regular basis and knowing there is a cancer chance in them just disgusts me.

  17. I don’t believe that farmers should be using any kind of herbicide at all. For thousands of years we managed to grow our food without chemicals. Plants like corn had natural defenses against pests that we have destroyed by thoughtless genetic modification and use of chemicals. Plants can grow perfectly well without being drowned in pesticides. Farmers can use beneficial insects or grow other plants that bugs avoid along side crop plants. The point is there are other alternatives, and we should be smart enough to develop more non-poisonous options. People have to get used to eating produce that is not picture perfect too. I would rather eat an apple with a blemish that is good for me, than a perfect looking apple that will eventually kill me.Monsanto has threatened farmers and forced them to use Roundup with genetically modified crops that were made to withstand huge doses of that poison. The human body has not been modified to withstand the amount of poisons being concealed in our foods. Cancer is the outcome. No amount of poison is acceptable!

  18. None of us are going to starve while these food companies make a switch to growing organically. The only excuse for not doing it now is the bottom line. Their precious bottom line is much more important to them than the health of ourselves and our planet. C R I M I N A L………..

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