Study finds glyphosate levels in people up 1,200 percent

Dear Reader,

Do you have cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate, a.k.a. Roundup, inside of your body? How about your kids and grandkids?

According to some new research, that’s not just a possibility… but a probability.

Some stunning findings have just been released showing that we’re all being turned into walking test tubes in Monsanto’s long-running experiment with this chemical.

And doing whatever it takes to reduce exposure has now become more urgent than ever before.

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have been studying human exposure to glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) for over two decades. And their most recent findings are unbelievably frightening.

After analyzing urine samples from volunteers in southern California for the past 23 years, they’ve now found that the number of people who have the chemical in their body has increased 500 percent, and the amounts of glyphosate they harbor have gone up by a whopping 1,200 percent!

Yet back in the early 1990s, when they started this testing, almost none of the participants had detectible levels.

Now, if you ask the FDA, CDC, or some other so-called health agency what that means, you’ll probably hear the old “don’t worry, be happy” refrain they’ve all been handing out for years.

And if you ask the folks at Monsanto, they’ll tell you that there’s nothing unusual about those numbers. In fact, they’re “consistent with prior reports,” and in no way “raise health concerns.”

Well, OK, if they say so!

In all seriousness, the harsh reality of this situation is that, while we really don’t know exactly what this is doing to us (and even scarier, what it could be doing to our kids), what we’ve heard so far isn’t very reassuring.

For example:

  • In a study out of the UK, rats who were fed low levels of glyphosate were at significantly higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which can destroy your liver before you know what’s happening. And the levels of the chemical detected in people just so happen to be “100-fold greater” than in those rats.
  • Several years ago, glyphosate was found to interfere with bacteria in the GI tract, which can cause essential amino acids to be depleted.
  • It’s also been linked to kidney and liver damage, as well as being a likely contributor to a whole host of diseases such as IBS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
  • And last, but certainly not least, two years ago, the World Health Organization said that glyphosate can “probably” cause cancer in people — that’s right, not rats or mice but human beings.

But instead of our regulators pulling in the reins, glyphosate use is now totally out of control.

And it’s not just used on Frankencrops anymore, but loads of other foods as well. As we told you, Monsanto has been encouraging farmers to apply it as a drying agent on everything from lentils to peas to oats — even oats that end up in baby food!

While those California researchers are planning to conduct studies looking at liver disease, including NAFLD in people, I don’t think we have the luxury of waiting for those results.

That’s why the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is take these three steps to reduce your glyphosate exposure right now:

#1: Don’t be tricked by TV ads into using Roundup or any other weed killer anywhere in the vicinity of your home.

#2: Give the boot to any products containing the big four Frankencrops — corn, soy, canola, and sugar that comes from sugar beets — unless they’re organic or certified as GMO-free.

#3: Whenever possible, avoid using nonorganic lentils, peas, dry beans, flax, barley, potatoes, and oats, as these may be subject to post-harvest glyphosate applications.

Getting the glyphosate beast back into its cage, unfortunately, is next to impossible at this point. But thanks to these findings, at least we know what we need to do to keep it from attacking us.

To Taking Action Now,

Melissa Young