In March of 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, a “probable human carcinogen.” Now a California jury has ruled against Monsanto to the tune of $289 million dollars! The evidence is mounting against this dangerous toxin. Here is what you can do to get it out of your body and your home for good!
What is Glyphosate?
Many of you may already be familiar with glyphosate. It is the most prevalent pesticide today and is the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® weed killer. According to the Department of Agriculture, approximately 240 million pounds of the chemical was sprayed on Americas croplands, gardens and lawns in 2014. This translates into millions of pounds of Roundup® residue in our air, water and soil as well as in the food we consume every single day.
The agricultural giant Monsanto invented glyphosate in the mid-seventies after the use of DDT was banned in the US. In the late 1990’s the use of Roundup® skyrocketed because of th creation of genetically-modified “Roundup Ready” seeds.
Since then, experts have been investigating the dangers of glyphosate and Round Up®. To date, there have been dozens of studies linking both to: ADHD and birth defects in children, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune disease (especially Celiac disease), thyroid issues, kidney disease, depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, respiratory illness, reproductive issues, gut-related issues (including gluten intolerance) and a number of cancers, including Breast Cancer.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, new evidence has found that the synergistic effect between glyphosate and other “non-active” ingredients in Monsanto’s Roundup® may create a “toxic soup” that could be dozens of times more dangerous than glyphosate alone. A 2018 French investigation analyzed 14 glyphosate formulations and determined the results, “taken together, shed a new light on the toxicity of these major herbicides and of pesticides in general.”
The Significance of the California Decision
Because of all the studies linking glyphosate and Roundup® to so many health conditions, 28 countries that are part of the current European Union, have currently banned its use. As of July 2017, the pesticide was placed on a list of substances “known to the state to cause cancer” in California.
Then, on August 10, 2018, a San Francisco Superior Court judge announced a multi-millions dollar settlement against Monsanto. She ruled in favor of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson. Johnson claimed that long-term exposure to the weed killer was the cause for the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that is now ravaging his body. The bittersweet victory sets a “massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto’s famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” according to a report by CNN.
What You Can Do Now
It appears that the tide is turning when it comes to glyphosate. We may even see a ban of its use in
the United States sometime in the future. In the meantime, what can you do to protect yourself and your family now?
The statistics are scary. The EPA estimates that each American could be ingesting as much as 5 milligrams of glyphosate a day, not including that which comes from food.
Education is, of course, the first step towards empowerment. The Environmental Working Group has a comprehensive report that I suggest for a deeper understanding of the subject.
The Detox Project
Luckily, there are also organizations like The Detox Project, that not only provides consumers with the latest information about glyphosate and Roundup®, but also conducts their own research as well. They offer test kits for hair analysis and home glyphosate detection you can order directly from their lab.
This is me with a home test kit. You can test your water, honey and a few other food products. I am curious to see my results!
It is so uplifting to see organizations like The Detox Project offering direct solutions to families. I believe The Detox Project founders, like our own Healing Divas (you may be one of them!), are part of the exciting “rising tide” of forward-thinking leaders who are committed not only to making their own lives healthier but creating a healthy planet for future generations as well!
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr V”) is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror.com and The 7 Essentials System ™. This step-by-step guide empowers you with knowledge so you Never Have to Fear Breast Cancer Again! To watch a FREE webinar about the 7 steps for beating breast cancer naturally, Click Here.