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Our Food Crops Are Doused With Round-Up Just Before Harvest!

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!

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Could Monsanto's GMOs And Roundup Be Killing Us?

Monsanto GMOEver since my oldest daughter Nicole did research on GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) back in 2001, I have been worried about the GMO giant: Monsanto, and their mission to genetically alter plant genes to grow super food. 

Progressive countries around the world have banned food products made with GMO’s and refuse shipments of American products made with GMO’s.  You’ve probably noticed all the chatter about Monsanto trying deceive the public by passing legislation that would require food manufacturers to inform the public about what they’re eating.  Hmm.  This seems like a no-brainer to me, but I’m once again flabbergasted by the public’s lack of concern for the safety of their food.  But that’s not why I’m writing about Monsanto today. 

While Monsanto created SUPER CROPS, they also created SUPER PESTS, that needed SUPER PESTICIDES to kill them. Yup! And did you know that Monsanto owns the largest herbicide product?  Heard of ROUNDUP? The active ingredient in Roundup is Glyphosate which is used on most American GMO crops as well as on just about everyone’s lawns, gardens and landscaping. 

Okay, so you know about Monsanto and GMOs, but you’re not worried because you buy organic fruits and veggies, and health foods at Whole Foods.  Right? Are you safe? NOPE! In a recent study by oncologists Dr. Lennart Hardell and Dr. Mikael Eriksson of Sweden, Monsanto's Glyphosate was found in California wines and even wines made with organic grapes! Glyphosate is linked to cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and infertility in humans.  It’s been found in all kinds of food, beer, wine, and fertilizers.  Even Kellogg’s Kashi cereal has been tested positive for cardinogens and GMO’s.

So, what are you to do?  Stop buying and using Roundup on your weeds!  You’re poisoning the water, plants, and ultimately all of us.  Grow food in greenhouses or aquaponic systems – they have virtually no weeds.  Plant rock and succulent landscaping that needs minimal water. It’s time to rethink the chemicals we use in our gardens and stop buying food made with GMO’s, and eating food that have been genetically modified. 

Bottom line: stand up to Monsanto and boycott their GMO’s AND Roundup!

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