Roundup was introduced to the market in 1974 by Monsanto, and has since grown to become the leading weed-killer worldwide. During the mid-1990s, Monsanto engineered genetically modified crops (GMOs) that would be resistant to Roundup. By implementing Monsanto’s seeds, farmers are able to spray Roundup over entire fields without destroying the crop. Over the next two decades, the popularity of “Roundup Ready” crops boomed. By 2015, Roundup coated nearly every acre of soybeans, corn, and cotton grown in the United States.
As the number one crop grown in the United States, corn is used as an ingredient in an incredibly wide variety of food and products. Corn or corn byproducts can be found in animal feed, clothing, linen, infant formula, sweeteners, alcohol, flour, oil, starch, industrial products, as well as many others.
With rising concerns of Roundup residue lingering in foods, testing is being conducted by US consumer groups, scientists, and food companies alike. One of these testing agencies, Abraxis LLC, conducted tests for glyphosate, the active chemical in Roundup. Abraxis sampled honey, soy sauce, infant formula, and breast milk, and found glyphosate residues in each. So yes, Roundup is in your food.
Monsanto’s senior toxicologist claims that the “mere presence of a chemical itself is not a human health hazard. It is the amount, or dose, that matters.” However, in 2015 the World Health Organization released a statement stating that glyphosate was linked to the development of cancer.
Even if you have not had direct exposure to Roundup, no one is without risk. The presence of glyphosate is so prevalent in our environment that even trace amounts could be harmful.
The following types of cancer have been associated with Roundup:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell (DLBCL)
- Follicullar Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-Cell
- Anapalastic T-cell
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
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