How long should it take for a carcinogenic chemical to dissipate, water-down, or disappear before you consume the food it is sprayed on?
There is no definitive scientific test proving that Monsanto’s Roundup chemicals break down after being sprayed on your food. Dr. Stepahnie Seneff summarizes the two key problems caused by glyphosate in the diet in this way:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Systemic toxicity
According to a ‘pre-harvest guide’ Monsanto’s Roundup should be sprayed on food just three days before harvesting. The Monsanto document states:
“Spraying a RoundUp brand agricultural herbicide allows for uniform crop maturity which gives you the option to straight cut harvest.”
Monsanto also claims that aerial applications can be made without drift onto unwanted areas. Say what??? Almost all research on the toxicity and environmental fate of herbicides is conducted on herbicide ‘active ingredients’ only and in complete isolation. In fact:
“Aerial applications are typically made by helicopter from 60-80 feet above the target area. Because of the method of application and the chemical behavior of the mixtures used, movement of herbicides, surfactants and inert ingredients off target is both inevitable and extensive.”
Even the EPA admits that pesticide drift is a major problem. The problem is so pervasive that there are numerous documents by different agencies to help farmers document suspected herbicide drift damage to their crops.
This means that even if a farmer doesn’t spray a conventional field of food within three days of harvest, it has likely been contaminated very close to the time that piece of GM fruit or GM corn lands on your plate.
Similarly, a report finds that the GMO contamination of crops (GM crops contaminating organic crops) is much more serious than previously thought, and the concerned experts couldn’t be more correct. According to the report, by the end of 2013 and since 1997, 396 incidents of GMO cross-contamination across 63 countries had been recorded. Many of which had involved GM rice.
What should this mean to you? It’s time to BUY ORGANIC. You can check out our recent post where a video shows how eating organic for only 2 weeks can change your body for the better.
More information about Glyphosate Toxicity: WHO’s report