About 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used on American crops each year. Glyphosate is sold under the name RoundUp.
It bears repeating. The food grown in our country – which we eat – receives 300 million pounds of a deadly weedkiller every year. This equates to about a pound of plant killer for each of us in the United States each year.
The next time you're at a hardware store or garden center, take a look at RoundUp's gallon jug. Now imagine that you have consumed this amount of toxic weedkiller in the past year …
A weedkiller is designed to destroy. Turn off life. So, getting a pound of glyphosate per person each year means we are eating poison. You wouldn't dream of drinking a gallon of RoundUp, so why would you want to eat it with your food?
Putting a weedkiller on vegetable crops doesn't make sense. Wouldn't a weedkiller kill the crops? How can this be?
This is the extra crazy reality, straight out of the sci-fi of this situation. Glyphosate was actually inserted into the DNA of cultures. Yes, that is correct. Scientists have discovered how to alter the chromosomes of corn, soybeans, and many other crops by removing natural chromosomes and replacing them with chromosomes from a weedkiller.
The practice of inserting RoundUp DNA into the DNA of crops for our food is known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Most industrialized countries ban GMOs. But not in the United States.
And why the hell would he want a weedkiller in the DNA of food crops? Listen to the scary background music, because this is truly a horror movie …
Let's use corn because corn is a HUGE crop in the United States. If a corn crop is GMO and has glyphosate in the DNA, any other weeds growing in the crop can be sprayed with RoundUp – without affecting the corn. It is the source of the 300 million pounds of glyphosate each year.
Once the glyphosate is sprayed on the corn, it seeps into the soil. It is then taken up by the roots of the plant and becomes even more concentrated inside the corn kernels that we eat. And not just corn on the cob – it's in all corn chips, tortillas, cereals, and just about anything sweet, as much of it is flavored with high-corn syrup. fructose. Are you starting to see how you drink that jug of weedkiller every year?
The options are to grow your own food, buy only organic produce, and speak often and loudly to make the food industry stop this madness.