By now you’ve probably heard many times that organic food is better for you. Have you ever wondered why? There are many advantages of organic food including better nutritional value and saving the environment. But today I thought I’d share with you a major reason why you should stay away from regular produce that is not certified organic.
Let’s talk about pesticides and GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round Up. It has become the most prolific herbicide on the planet.
Genetically Modified crops (GMOs) such as soy, canola, cotton, corn, and sugar beets are genetically altered in a way that makes them resistant to Round Up. This allows farmers to spray their fields with toxic chemicals to prevent weeds from growing. Round Up kills the weeds while the genetically modified crops survive.
Here are 6 things that that you need to know about Glyphosate.
1. Glyphosate alters the body’s ability to use glycine properly. You need glycine for detoxification, collagen and other protein formation, transmission of nerve signals, and dozens of others processes.
2. Glyphosate interferes with proper protein formation which can be damaging and cause various health issues.
3. Glyphosate residue ends up in vaccines and makes the aluminum and mercury in them more toxic.
4. There is a high correlation between Glyphosate use and autism.
5. The use of Glyphosate is not limited to GMOs. Many non GMO foods are also sprayed with glyphosate. These include wheat, legumes and peanuts. It is no wonder that people who cannot tolerate these foods in the United States can eat them when they travel to Europe where Round Up is banned!
6. The chemical residues of Round Up (Glyphosate) end up in our food supply, in our personal care products (tampons, diapers), and clothing.
Some crops accumulate more Glyphosate than others which makes them particularly dangerous for health. Here is a list of foods that you MUST buy organic and those that are of less concern.
Be careful what your put in your body. Eat organic!
Tatiana Fleischman MD