The Case Against Glyphosate and GMO

Livestock and people are in the midst of a nutritional crisis, even while we are surrounded by an often overwhelming abundance of food. The problem is not the lack of food, the problem is the lack of proper nutrients and minerals in the food we do have. What is the biggest cause of this nutritional catastrophe? Glypohsate...one of the most common herbicides in use today.

Farmers are always looking for faster, easier, and better ways to maintain their fields and reduce interference from outside plants that would compete for nutrition and growth capacity. One of the recent alternatives that has been increasingly adopted is the glyphosate resistant genetic plant modifications. This allows farmers to spray across their entire fields in order to kill "weeds" while not interfering with the growth of their crops.

On the surface, this seems like a good idea. However, over time, we have seen increasingly disturbing trends and peripheral consequences that were not anticipated and are definitely not desired. Glyphosate, when applied to plants, essentially causes them to starve to death from the inside out. Genetically modified plants have a key enzyme that is resistant to glyphosate, so they do not shut down and starve.

However, just because the genetically modified plants don't die doesn't mean they are not affected. We have done extensive analysis of the glyphosate-resistant plants and compared them to un-modified plants and the differences are surprising and significant. The differences are in nutrition. It appears that the glyphosate blocks or inhibits absorption of significant nutrients, so the resulting plants, while they may look fine, are severely deficient in key elements. 

The nutrient deficiencies lead to several significant problems as the crops move through the food chain. The most significant issue is that the animals (and humans) who consume the modified crops are not receiving the nutrient values that our systems require. The lack of nutrients is expressed in various measurable outcomes that can be tracked and correlated directly with the adoption of the GMO crops. Results include:

  • Increase in spontaneous abortions and birth defects among livestock feeding primarily on GMO feeds
  • Increased occurrence of severe intestinal disorders among both livestock and humans
  • Significant rise in food allergies among the human population

These problems and others are all attributable to the severe mineral deficiencies of the grains consumed. The mineral deficiencies of the grains are caused by the lack of mineral absorption which is directly caused by the application of glyphosate to the crops and soils. So, while the genetic modification of the seed is not directly responsible, the farming practices enabled by the modification are directly responsible.

If you have been using genetically modified seeds with glyphosate in your farms, and you want to return to healthier practices, you need to talk to us about our soil and biological remediation. We can help you remove the toxins from the soil and restore the proper balance in both your soil chemistry and biology in order to produce healthy plants with improved yields and greater nutritional value. Call us today!


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