Glyphosate found in blood, urine and breast milk

Several studies have found high levels of glyphosate in the  blood and urine of Americans.

In fact comparative tests on U.S. drinking water and urine, and those of Europeans found levels of glyphosate ten times higher in the U.S. than in the EU (which has much stricter regulatory standards for pesticides and GMO food).

And studies in 18 countries with American Big Ag monoculture farms found high levels of glyphosate in the blood of farm workers.

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A study performed on people with chronic diseases and published in the journal Environmental & Analytical Toxicology found very high levels of glyphosate in the urine of those who consumed a lot of processed and other genetically engineered food compared to those who consciously avoided GMOs as much as possible.

But the latest study, conducted by Moms Across America and Sustainable  Pulse, with support from Environmental Arts & Research found high levels of glyphosate in mothers breast milk–760 to 1,600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides!

Glyphosate, of course, is the key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide/pesticide. These studies contradict industry claims that glyphosate does not accumulate in human tissue.  They show that our bodies are not “Roundup Ready,” quipped Mike Barrett of Natural Society.

According to Dr. Don Huber, the world’s foremost authority on GMOs, glyphosate immobolizes nutrients, making them unavailable to the body.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has called on U.S. regulatory agencies, including the FDA, the EPA and the USDA to ban the use of glyphosate. However, the EPA recently doubled the amount of glyphosate allowed in crops and food,  singing a duet with Monsanto that glyphosate is not bio-accumulative and is excreted from the body.

Nearly one billion lbs of pesticides were applied on farm fields in the U.S. last year and use continues to increase around the world as nature fights back with pesticide-resistant diseases. Monsanto’s sales of Roundup jumped 73 percent to $371 million in 2013.

Between 2006 and 2011, 1.3 million acres of native grassland in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa were plowed up to grow GM corn and soy, according to data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?

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