glyphosate use has become so out of control that feeling in a life of its own and is now appearing even in foods that have not been sprayed directly, ie, the grapes used to make organic wine.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide ingredient is the chemical most widely used agricultural history. It is used in a number of different herbicides (700 in total), but the Roundup is by far the most widely used.
Since glyphosate was introduced in 1974, 1.8 million tons have been applied to the fields of the United States, and two thirds of that volume has been injected in the last 10 years.
A recent analysis showed that farmers sprayed glyphosate enough in 2014 to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to each acre of farmland cultivated in the US, and 0.5 lbs of glyphosate almost all croplands worldwide.
If you buy organic foods or drinks, which in theory should be protected from exposure to glyphosate, since this chemical is not allowed in organic farming. But a new analysis revealed glyphosate now has infiltrated not only wine, but also organic wine.
100 percent of the wine tested contained glyphosate
An anonymous donor advocacy group moms across America sent 10 wine samples to be tested for glyphosate. All samples were positive for glyphosate -. Even organic wines, although their levels were significantly lower
The highest level detected was 18.74 parts per billion (ppb), which was found in a Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from a conventional vineyard. This was more than 28 times higher than the other samples tested.
The lowest level, 0.659 ppb was found in a Syrah 2013, which was produced by a biodynamic and organic vineyards. An organic wine from 2012 mixed grapes red wine also tested positive for glyphosate at a level of 0.913 ppb.
How do I finish glyphosate wine?
While glyphosate is not sprayed directly on the grapes in the vineyards (which would kill the vines), often used to pulverize the soil on both sides of grape vines. Moms across America reported:
“ This results in a range of 2 to 4 feet Roundup sprayed the floor with the vine in the middle According to Dr. Don Huber. a lecture at the conference Acres farm USA in December 2011, the vine stems are sprayed inevitably in this process and
Roundup is probably absorbed through the roots and bark of vines from which is translocated into the leaves and grapes. ”
As to how organic wines are contaminated, it is likely that glyphosate can be dispersed more in organic and biodynamic vineyards conventional nearby vineyards.
It is also possible that pollution is the result of glyphosate remaining in the ground after a conventional farm converted to organic; the chemical may remain in the soil for more than 20 years.
Glyphosate detected in 14 German beers
A study of residues of glyphosate by the Munich Environmental Institute also found glyphosate in 14 best-selling German beers. All the beers were analyzed glyphosate levels above the limit allowed 0.1 micrograms in drinking water.
Levels ranged from a high of 29.74 micrograms per liter found in a beer called Hasseroeder to a minimum of 0.46 micrograms per liter, which was found in the Augustiner beer. Although no evidence has not yet been carried out on the American beer, it is likely to be contaminated with glyphosate as well.
In fact, laboratory tests commissioned by moms across America and Sustainable pulse revealed that glyphosate is appearing almost everywhere, even in samples of blood and urine, breast milk, water and more potable.
The finding of beer could be a blow to the German beer industry in particular. The country is the largest brewer in Europe and has long prided itself on brewing beer only the purest.
“Das Reinheitsgebot” is food purity law of Germany. It is one of the oldest laws in the world food security and limits the ingredients of beer with only water, barley and hops (yeast was approved later too).
Now Monsanto chemicals are threatening this German tradition and reputation for producing the purest beer. As it reported by the local
” ‘Unlike our colleagues abroad, German brewers do not use artificial flavors or preservatives, enzymes,’ Hans-Georg NDE, president of the Federation of German Brewers, said agricultural fair Green Week in Berlin.
the beers keep-it-simple outfit indeed a trend towards organic and healthy food, according Frank-Juergen Methner a specialist beer at the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Berlin.
“in times of healthy nutrition, demand for beer that is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot will rising also, “he said.”
glyphosate can cause cancer and other health problems
Many are not aware of the fact that glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic. It is designed to kill bacteria, which is one of the main ways that hurts both soil and human health. Recent research has even concluded that Roundup (and other pesticides) promotes resistance to antibiotics.
scientist Anthony Samsel, Ph.D. (Seeing my interview with him above) was the person who unearthed patents that show glyphosate is a biocide and an antibiotic. One study found in poultry in the chemical destroys beneficial intestinal bacteria and promotes the spread of pathogenic bacteria.
Samsel also reported that low doses of chronic oral exposure to glyphosate is a disruption of the balance between gut microbes, leading to an overrepresentation of pathogens, a chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine and impaired gut barrier.
Samsel research also revealed that Monsanto knew in 1981 that glyphosate adenomas and carcinomas caused rats.
Monsanto own research supports the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determining that glyphosate is a Class 2A “probable human carcinogen” – A Monsanto determination are now seeking retracted. Other research has shown May glyphosate
- stimulate cell growth of human breast cancer
- have disruptive effects of the endocrine system and affect human reproduction and fetal development
- , cause oxidative damage and neurotoxicity in the brain
- changes the balance of sex hormones
- cause birth defects
glyphosate it may be even more toxic because surfactants
most studies to investigate the toxicity of glyphosate have studied only the “active” ingredient (glyphosate) and its degradation products, aminomethylphosphonic (AMPA). But the presence of inactive compounds called the herbicide may be amplification of the toxic effects of glyphosate.
A 2012 study found that inert gases, such as solvents, preservatives, surfactants and other substances ingredients are nothing but can, and often do, contribute to the toxicity of a product in a synergistic manner “inactive.” – Even if they are not toxic in isolation.
were also found
Certain adjuvants in glyphosate-based herbicides as “active principles of human cell toxicity”, adding to the dangers inherent with glyphosate.
It is worth noting that, according to the researchers, this cell damage and / or cell death can occur in the residual levels are found in cultures treated with Roundup, as well as lawns and gardens where Roundup is applied for control.As of bad writing herbs in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
“pesticide formulations containing active ingredients and formulants declared presented as inert and confidential We tested compounds endocrine disruption by formulants in six herbicides based herbicides (GBH) … All adjuvants and formulations were comparable cytotoxic [toxic to living cells] well below the agricultural dilution of 1 percent (18 to 2000 times for formulants, 8 to 141 times for formulations).
… was shown for the first time that endocrine disruption by GBH not only could be declared due to the active ingredient, but also interveners.
These results could explain numerous in vivo results with GBHS not seen with G [glyphosate] alone; On the other hand, question the relevance of the value of acceptable daily intake (ADI) for GBHS exhibitions, calculated from currently testing toxicity of the active ingredient declared itself “.
avoiding glyphosate in food
His better bet to minimize health risks of herbicides and pesticides exposure is to avoid them in the first place by eating organic as much as possible and invest in a good filtration system water for your house or apartment. If you know you have been exposed to herbicides and pesticides, bacteria of lactic acid formed during the fermentation of kimchi can help your body break down.
Thus including fermented foods like kimchi in your diet can also be a good strategy to help detoxify pesticides enter your body food. One of the benefits of eating organic is that foods are free of ingredients (GE) engineered genetics, and this is key to avoid exposure to the toxic glyphosate. Here are some great resources for getting some healthy organic food.
The consumption of organic food produced locally will not only support the health of your family, but also protect the environment from harmful chemical pollutants and accidental spread of genetically modified seeds and weeds resistant to products chemicals and pests.