Round Up for Dinner, Anyone?

Round Up for Dinner, Anyone?

I know many people who still use Round Up.  I am hoping this will change their minds…

The picture below shows veggies grown in my ‘no-till’ garden (they don’t call me ‘No-Till Tess’ for nothing) without the use of ANY insecticides.  They are beautiful, healthy plants that produce not just quantity, but quality vegetables for my family.

Please read all of the excerpt below  from Rodale Press and make the choice not to use this Monsanto-created product anymore:

Herbicide-Flavored Food

What it is: Glyphosate, the active chemical ingredient in the popular weed killer, Roundup, is a hormone-disrupting chemical now used primarily on corn and soy crops genetically engineered to withstand a heavy dousing of the chemical. Nonorganic farmers dumped 57 million pounds of glyphosate on food crops in 2009, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) figures.

Where it is: Roundup is so heavily used around homes and in farm fields that it’s now being detected in streams, the air, and even rain. Because it’s a systemic herbicide, it’s actually taken up inside the plant…meaning we eat it. Yep, it’s legally allowed in our food, and in an amount that worries scientists. It’s found in most nonorganic packaged foods because most contain corn- or soy-derived ingredients, the crops that are most often heavily doused with Roundup.

Why it’s bad: Glyphosate exposure is linked to obesity, learning disabilities, birth defects, infertility, and potentially irreversible metabolic damage. To avoid pesticides in products, eat organic and avoided processed foods as much as possible. And use caution— “all natural” foods often are chockfull of pesticides and genetically engineered ingredients.

And there you have it…one of the MANY reasons I am practicing organic methods to feed my family.

I wanted you to know the impact of using Round Up so you could make an educated and conscientious decision before adding this disgustingly harmful chemical to our environment (and dinner table) in the future!  PLEASE share this article!!!

(see for other gross findings in our foods)

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