Ever since the World Health Organization announced back in March of this year that the most widely produce herbicide, glyphosate, was “probably carcinogenic to humans,” health-conscious consumers have become aware of how this herbicide is contaminating our food.
Many people already know glyphosate is in Monsanto’s weedkiller, Roundup, which is heavily used in agriculture on genetically modified crops like corn and soybeans. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an estimated one billion pounds a year is sprayed on our food crops, resulting in the average American eating several hundred pounds of glyphosate-contaminated food every year.
It’s been used on GMO crops, but did you know that commercial wheat products are saturated with glyphosate in order to speed up harvesting?
This same toxic weed killer is being used by commercial farmers to expedite the death of wheat crops, shortening the lag time between cutting the crop and sending it to market.
Armed with this knowledge, you’ll likely find yourself motivated to eliminate this harmful toxin from your diet and feel compelled to share this research with everyone you know.
If you were looking for a reason to buy organic bread, look no further.
CHECK: Do You Have A Poisonous Pantry?
Commercial wheat products saturated with deadly, cancer-causing glyphosate weed killer:
• Commercial loaves of bread sold at the grocery store
• Donuts, cakes and pastries
• Pasta products (spaghetti, noodles, etc., that are made with wheat)
• Hamburger and hotdog buns
• Wheat-based breakfast cereals such as wheat flakes
• Biscuits, scones and flat bread
ACTION: How to Reduce Your Family’s Exposure to Harmful Toxins
So many of the chemicals we are exposed to daily are contaminants in food and/or the packaging. Of course, non-organic processed foods have the greatest amounts of toxins like pesticides. In order to reduce your family’s exposure to glyphosate and other harmful chemicals, consider these tips provided by Dr. Anthony Samsel, an expert research scientists focused on agriculture and pesticides like glyphosate.
- Buy organic fruits and vegetables – Glyphosate is not allowed to be sprayed on certified organic crops, and although there is some cross-contamination due to wind drift, organic foods contain far less than non-organic foods.
- Add fermented foods to your diet – The lactic acid bacteria formed during the fermentaion of kimchi may help your body break down pesticides, so including fermented and fiberous foods can be a wise strategy to help your body’s natural detoxification processes.
- Choose seafood wisely – Buy low-mercury fish like wild caught Alaskan salmon and avoid farm-raised fish, which can be heavily contaimated with PCBs and mercury.
- Filter your tap water – Municipal water supplies can be contaminated with any number of potential toxins, so filtering your water is always a wise idea.
- Replace your non-stick pots and pans with ceramic or glass cookware.
- Avoid plastic food containers, bottles, and mugs – choose glass, ceramic, or stainless steel.
- Avoid using dangerous chemicals on your lawn – If you have a lawn care service, make sure they’re not using organophosphate pesticides.
- Check your school’s/employer’s pest control policy – If they have not already done so, encourage your school district/employer to move to Integrated Pest Management, which uses less toxic alternatives.
- Switch to organic personal care products – Avoid using artificial air fresheners, dryer sheets, fabric softeners, or other synthetic fragrances. Any product containing “fragrance” will typically contain high levels of endocrine-disrupting phthalates.
Must Watch: Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Samsel on the Dangers of Glyphosate
Reader – How do you feel about glyphosate? Will this change your buying habits? How does this motivate you?
Thank you for reading the Complete Wellness Report and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.