I’ve been getting angrier and angrier at Monsanto and farmers for using Round-up – a known carcinogen – on the crops we eat. But I just found out that farmers spray crops with weed killer just before they harvest. That means that the chemicals are fresh and they lace the vegetables we serve our families. Yup.
They obviously don’t need to do this to get rid of weeds because they spray 2 weeks before harvest. The reason for adding pesticides that late in the growing season is simply to speed up the drying process. This is prevalent in the Midwest and Canada where they have more wet weather than the south and west.
Are you fuming yet?
If not, you should be. Once again, Monsanto and farmers consider profits before the health and the well being of their customers.
What can we do about it? Buy ORGANIC and buy from local growers you trust. Or, grow your own. The best way to change self-serving practices of large corporations is to hurt them where it counts: their sales. If we don’t buy their products because they’re using Round-up on them, they’ll stop using it!