Sometimes the CDC publishes some good science.
You certainly got to be careful with the difference of when they’re acting as a PR front, versus an actual scientific organization. And the regulatory capture certainly comes through in this report, but the DATA is what is most interesting.
The new report shows out of 2310 samples from people across the USA, 1885 contained glyphosate (more popularly known under the tradename Roundup®) in their urine.
That’s 81.6% of people.
It’s really no surprise when you realize between 1974 and 2016, 9.4 million tons of the stuff has been sprayed on foods.
This chemical is still grabbing headlines as court cases with huge damage awards mount against Monsanto, which got bought out by pharmaceutical giant Bayer.
The evidence (again, not the PR front from the companies and their regulatory captured cronies) strongly says that it is cancer causing.
It’s no surprise, because it is an endocrine disrupter and xenoestrogen as covered in this article.
It’s not really surprising either when you realize it disrupts bacteria, which is a key part of our health and immune system.
This new study led The Guardian to run with the headline, ‘Disturbing’: weedkiller ingredient tied to cancer found in 80% of US urine samples.
Here’s a video that covers the topic.
But sadly it’s not likely to get much press coverage beyond that.
Still the culture war tide is turning against glyphosate so its days are numbered.
There’s some great books by Carey Gillam, both White Wash and The Monsanto Papers, that show the sordid details of the industry playbook tactics used by Monsanto in profiting far and wide with this chemical, including how they basically bought the EPA, the WHO and others.
But let’s turn to what this means for you…
If you want to be one of the 19% that doesn’t contain glyphosate then here are the steps to take:
Eat organic as much as possible
Avoid GMO’s as much as possible
Recognize that corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets are the most sprayed crops (also because they’re the most GMO’d crops).
Recognize that glyphosate is also used on wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat, millet, sorghum, and other grains. In addition, flax, legumes, peanuts and grapes used in wines are also very often sprayed.
Sadly, sometimes even organic foods are found to have glyphosate residues due to pesticide drift (that is winds blowing from a conventional farm over to an organic farm).
We’ve barely scratched the surface in testing our herbs for this. The testing is expensive, plus everything should be free of the chemical.
Here’s an example of a glyphosate-free report on Tongkat Ali. This includes AMPA or aminomethylphosphonic acid which is a breakdown product of glyphosate.
(If you’d like us to prioritize this testing, please let us know as your feedback is always helpful in decisions such as this.)
In addition to eating cleaner, you can also support your detoxification systems.
Let me say that glyphosate in your urine is better than glyphosate stored in your fat cells and elsewhere in the body!