As i have been posting since 2007, round up is not your Friend. A careful read of the science strongly supports that roundup is plausibly killing our frogs and reducing male fertility. By extension and not too far a stretch either, it must also be anticipated for bird die offs and a wide range of human ailments listed below.
Add in the Great Barrier reef and those massive new dead zones.
All of this is loudly blamed on someone else. Even climate change which is absurd. The pre Holocene climate had a 5 degree variation as against the present 2 degree variation. That might have driven something to extinction but did not worry the Great Barrier Reef.
The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)
Updated: February 20, 2017
I have been a wheat farmer for 50 yrs and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup (glyposate) just prior to harvest. Roundup is licensed for preharvest weed control. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup claims that application to plants at over 30% kernel moisture result in roundup uptake by the plant into the kernels. Farmers like this practice because Roundup kills the wheat plant allowing an earlier harvest.
A wheat field often ripens unevenly, thus applying Roundup preharvest evens up the greener parts of the field with the more mature. The result is on the less mature areas Roundup is translocated into the kernels and eventually harvested as such.
This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “desiccation.” Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the market place if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products.
That practice is bad . I have fellow farmers around me that do it and it is sad. Lucky for you not all of us farm that way. Being the farmer and also the president of a business, we are proud to say that we do not use round up on our wheat ever!
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- And the list goes on and on and on …
Gluten Free Society Expert Interview Series
Presenting Dr. Seneff on Roundup:I recently sat down with Dr. Seneff from MIT to discuss the potential dangers associated with exposure to the chemical glyphosate (also known as round up). This chemical is one of the most commonly used herbicides (weed killers) in the U.S. It is used primarily on genetically modified “Roundup Ready” crops like corn, soy, canola, sorghum, alfalfa, and cotton, but is also being used on sugar cane and coffee crops.
To listen to the interview and get the in depth story from the source, click the link below.