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Roundup Residue

Grains and legumes contain Roundup® residue (sometimes even organic)

Grains (like wheat, barley, oats) and legumes are sprayed with Roundup shortly before harvest to kill the plants so they dry out and can get to market faster. Significant residue remains on the plant and because some organic grains and beans have been shown to contain glyphosate, we know that they are being contaminated somewhere in the process. 

The Detox Project tested eight top-selling pea protein powders and found glyphosate in five of the eight powders. What was even more shocking is that the highest levels of the herbicide were found in organic brands.

Direct use of Roundup is prohibited in organic foods, yet it was present. Besides direct application, grains and legumes could have been contaminated by glyphosate drifts from neighboring farms, or contamination can happen in a facility that handles organic and non-organic legumes and grains. 

Does the government protect you from eating Roundup®?

The EPA sets specific limits on the level of glyphosate residue that can remain in our food and WHO sets the acceptable daily intake (ADI) for glyphosate. This is absurd that there are “acceptable daily intake” levels set for poisonous herbicides. I just want to eat food without Roundup, and I do not agree that there is any ADI when it comes to labeling food as safe for human and animal consumption.

If you eat processed foods with grains and legumes, you are eating Roundup®

Processed food is loaded with Roundup-contaminated corn, soy, wheat, sugar, pea protein and oats. Studies found the herbicide in pizza, flour, crackers, pasta, oat-based products, cereal, food bars and soy-based foods.

Glyphosate is absorbed into the plants, and it cannot be removed by washing, baking or cooking the grains and legumes.

Eating weedkiller in grains and legumes can damage health

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, regularly speaks, writes and researches the topic of glyphosate and its impact on health. 

Dr. Seneff has published many scientific papers and reports that show the connection between glyphosate on crops and:

  • Kidney disease and kidney cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer
  • Intestinal infection and inflammatory bowel disease

Other studies have shown that glyphosate:

  • kills healthy gut bacteria but not pathogenic forms
  • disrupts hormones
  • impacts the immune system
  • promotes inflammation
  • opens the door to pathogens like H. pylori (connected to ulcers)
  • binds with minerals in our body, making them unusable
  • damages the powerhouse of our cells (mitochondria)

How to detox from Roundup and Glyphosate:

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