Glyphosate isn’t just used on GMOs!

Yesterday I talked about glyphosate and the effect it has on human health.

But, just because you are eating GMO free, does not mean that you are not getting glyphosate in your food.

Not only is glyphosate sprayed on those Round Up Ready GMO crops, it is also used in conventional agriculture as a dessicant- a drying agent that farmers use to dry the crop before harvesting it.

These crops are typically sprayed with glyphosate before harvest:

  • wheat
  • oats
  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • potatoes
  • flax
  • rye
  • buckwheat
  • millet
  • peas
  • sugar cane

If a product is labeled as GMO Free, it DOES NOT mean that it has not been sprayed with glyphosate. In order to keep you and your family healthy, it is important to opt for organic when choosing these items.

For more information, click on this article. 

Tomorrow, I will be talking about gluten and going gluten free.  Now knowing that many gluten free grains are sprayed with glyphosate before harvest, it is important to source the right gluten free options!




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