Glyphosate-Laden Foods to Watch Out For
Glyphosate is an herbicide that is potentially linked to cancer. Countries and organizations have often concluded that data is mixed on the potentially damaging impact of glyphosate on our health, but we, as consumers, have choices.
Glyphosate is an herbicide that is not produced nature and so it may be difficult for our bodies to recognize and process. Often, foods and things we consume that are either in part or entirely made in a lab may harder for our bodies to recognize and synthesize.
Pharmaceuticals come with an exhaustive list of side effects and cautions. natural choices are not immune to side effects, but, from my research, the list is often much lower and the potential side effects much simpler to deal with.
Clearly, our toxic burden is great and if we can lower it, it certainly would not hurts any of us.
Wikipedia: raises this interesting fact about the increased use of glycophate:
In 2007, glyphosate was the most used herbicide in the United States' agricultural sector and the second-most used (after 2,4-D) in home and garden, government and industry, and commercial applications. From the late 1970s to 2016, there was a 100-fold increase in the frequency and volume of application of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) worldwide, with further increases expected in the future, partly in response to the global emergence and spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds,:1 requiring greater application to maintain effectiveness.
Since glyphosate is a potential carcinogen, its existence in commonly consumed products is noteworthy. The increase in amounts of glyphosate used now creates added concern over its potential health impact.
This link contains a list of products that were tested for their glyphosate content. I have high listed some of the foods with high amounts that jumped out at me as worthy of major awareness. The one that strikes me most is the Whole Foods organic product leading me to be concerned that not even organics exempt us from unwanted toxin consumption. In the future, will post ways we can reach out to lawmakers with our concerns, if we choose, and more information and resources per safer foods.
So, finally, here is what jumps out at me:
Whole Foods Organic Golden Round Crackers
Stacy’s Pita CHips
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
You can find the full list of concerning products here. As usual, keep reading those labels and keep learning! Any step int he right direction really is worth it and better than no awareness at all. I would say that worrying about all of this too much creates its own health concerns. You are doing just fine! :-)