I’m sure most people have wondered why gluten intolerance has become a, “thing,” in the past few years. I read a study a few days ago that (for many sufferers) holds the answer: The gluten isn’t the actual problem, it’s the glyphosate. Glyphosate is the fancy word for Roundup…as in the pesticide.
80% of all foods grown in the US is contaminated with glyphosate. Think about that…it should scare the crap out of you. Glyphosate is now linked to Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, kidney disease, antibiotic resistant bacteria, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cachexia, infertility, and developmental malformations. It destroys the microbiome of humans and plants, which is the root cause of many modern diseases.
Something scarier, is that now, most certified organic grains are also contaminated. While these crops aren’t directly sprayed with Roundup, they can become contaminated through rainwater (wow, neat), irrigation, and/or wind blowing it from GMO crops. How helpful that now the USDA has changed their standards, and now allows a certain percentage of glyphosate on crops and still considers them organic? Something scary-er-er…you can not wash glyphosate off after purchasing. The glyphosate seeps into every single cell of the plant.
SN: This has also caused a problem for beer brewers. On some grains, the level of glyphosate is so high, that the yeast in the brew mix is killed. So….drink imported beer.
Americans are incredibly uneducated on the production of the food they’re consuming. The only way to stop this slow poisoning is to refuse to accept it. It won’t be a short process, but we can make a difference. If you live in a state where, “mandatory GMO labeling,” is on your ballot…vote hell f*&%$g yes! It boggles my mind that these bills aren’t passing. How could you not want to know what you’re consuming?! Ignorance is bliss until you get cancer, I guess. Currently, these states have active anti-GMO bills and campaigns:
Arizona: GMO-Free Phoenix
California: California Right to Know
Colorado: GMO-Free Colorado
Connecticut: Northeast Organic Farming Association, CT Chapter (Proposed Bill: HB 5117)
Florida: Label GMO Florida
Hawaii: Label It Hawaii (Proposed Bill: HB 2034/SB 2443)
Idaho: GMO-Free Idaho
Illinois: GMO Free Illinois
Massachusetts: Northeast Organic Farming Association, MA Chapter (Proposed Bill: H3276)
Michigan: No GMO 4 Michigan
Minnesota: Right to Know Minnesota (Proposed Bill: S.F. 2563)
New Jersey: Label GMOs in New Jersey (Proposed Bill: HB 1367)
North Carolina: (Proposed Bill: HB 446)
Ohio: GMO Free Ohio
Oregon: GMO Free Oregon (Proposed Bills: SB 517 & HB 3346)
Utah: GMO Free Utah
Vermont: Vermont Right to Know GMO (Proposed Bill: HB 722)
Virginia: (Proposed Bill: HB 606)
Washington:Label It Washington (Bill Title: HB 2637)
You can also buy organic as much as you can. I know that this can be pricey. Each year a list of the, “Clean 15,” and the, “Dirty Dozen,” are released. These are lists that show which produce has the least amount of pesticides present and the least amount, respectively.
Clean 15 (least amount of pesticide present; ok to buy non-organic):
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Cantaloupe (domestic)
- Sweet potatoes
Dirty Dozen (buy organic!!!!):
- Sweet bell peppers
- Nectarines (imported)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas (imported)
***Plus these which may contain organophosphate insecticides, which the Environmental Working Group characterizes as “highly toxic” and of special concern:
- Hot peppers
- Blueberries (domestic)
- Kale and collard greens
And after this information has surfaced, be sure to buy organic wheat; wheat products; and grains. Tropical Traditions is now selling Glyphosate free products. Look for lots of “Glyphosate Free” labeling in the future…I’m calling it.