I read an article that I feel the need to share, It is not often that I come across something that really bothers me on an ethical level and maybe after you read this you might think twice about the food you are eating !
I preach the benefits
of good nutrition all the time. It is important to know what you are
consuming, how to read a nutritional facts label and how to make healthy
choices. The one thing that many people are unaware of are the products
that farmers use on produce and wheat products prior to harvest which
is extremely alarming and scary for our health and the health of our
As a professional in Health and Physical education, I want to share this information to all. Here it goes !!
A study done by an MIT researcher is inquiring that by 2025, half of
all children will be autistic due to Glyphosate Herbicide. Evidence
points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup
herbicide on our food. There is an alarming relationship between this
toxic byproduct linking with children and characteristics of autism.
Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate,
including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and
Anything that you eat containing corn
or soy has this byproduct on or in it. Because it is used on corn and
soy, all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips
and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts of glyphosate
in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO
corn or soy.
Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior
to being harvested, which means that all non-organic bread and wheat
products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity. This may be a
link between the many autoimmune disorders that are popping up more
frequently! Our gut bacteria is crucial to be healthy because these
bacteria supply our body with crucial amino acids. Roundup thus kills
beneficial gut bacteria, allowing pathogens to grow. This will interfere
with the synthesis of amino acids including methionine, which leads to
shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate; chelates (removes)
important minerals like iron, cobalt and manganese.
Here is the scary part :
Although there were detectable levels of pesticide residue in more than
half of food tested by the agency, 99% of samples taken were found to
be within levels the government deems safe, and 40% were found to have
no detectable trace of pesticides at all. The USDA added, however, that
due to “cost concerns,” it did not test for residues of glyphosate. So
they DID NOT test for the most ACTIVE ingredient in these herbicides.
Wait it gets worse!
Chemicals in Roundup are untested because they’re classified as“inert,”
yet according to a 2014 study in BioMed Research International, these
chemicals are capable of amplifying the toxic effects of Roundup
hundreds of times over.
I feel this is a HUGE concern for us
as Americans and the future of our children. It's very scary to think
that our government will allow such harmful pesticides to be used on
crops even when knowing there MIGHT be a correlation to autism!
We NEED to be aware and educated. Check your food, wash your produce
and make sure that you are staying up to date on current issues
regarding your health. Eat organic as much as you can and protect your
You can read the FULL article here !