Glyphosate In Organic Food

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It is virtually all around us outside and in almost everything we eat – glyphosates – the chemical compound that is slowly destroying our bodies. Glyphosate is the most used chemical in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) today. It is the active ingredient in the commercial product known as Roundup. GMOs history was based on profit but the negative effects on the body are more prevalent today but, the damaging effects do not have to be permanent. The United States of America is founded on capitalism. Under the capitalistic system, the pursuit of money is what drives innovation, money-making schemes and flat-out greed. The United States Constitution Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 – Patent and Copyright Clause - exempts the right to…show more content…
There are numerous ways to vastly curtail or utterly eradicate the consumption of glyphosate. To completely expunge glyphosate from the human body is virtually impossible because over 9.4 million tons of this chemical has been sprayed on farm lands since 1974. Glyphosate is biodegradable; however, it takes up to twenty years for the procedure to transpire. There are realistic alternatives to consuming disproportionate amount GMOs on a daily basis. First option, one hundred percent organic foods label. This identification marker means at no point at any time was glyphosate used before/after/during the growth process and is free of GMOs. One hundred percent organic products in grocery stores are next to impossible to find even in wildly popular stores chains like Wholefoods. As a result, growing food will guarantee the validity of the vegetable’s zero toxin level. The second label in the labeling hierarchy is organic. Presumably one would think this means one hundred percent organic, strangely enough, it does not. The organic label is only ninety-five percent organic which means the food must be grown with no pesticides, synthetic materials, irradiation, bioengineering and/or fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients. Wholefoods and super markets with a focus geared towards healthier foods will have this label in abundance. Next is the Non-GMO Projected Verified, label depicts a butterfly on a blade of grass, can be found plastered on over forty-three thousand different products. This is the only third party (non-governmental entity) verifying the presence of GMOs from cradle to grave. The requirement to affix this label on package is more stringent than the government’s organic label, however, it’s less restrictive than the one hundred percent organic label. The Non-GMO Project allows for up to .25 percent contamination in seeds; up to .9% contamination in human food, ingredients, supplements,

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