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Roundup Ready Herbicide Is Everywhere

Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide has a stranglehold on the food most people eat in the United States and around the world

Friday, April 6, 2018 - Exactly why should Americans and the world at large be concerned about Roundup herbicide? The answer to that question lies in the sheer volume of Roundup that is spread each year and the rate at which that is increasing. There is no denying that Roundup is the most heavily used herbicide in history and that the majority of it is sprayed on genetically modified crops. About one-fifth of the glyphosate used worldwide is sprayed in the United States. Since its inception in 1974 when farmers and consumers sprayed around 3 1/2 billion pounds, the amount as of 2016 has skyrocketed to close to 20 billion pounds. That amount is close to one-half of a pound of active herbicide per acre of cropland the world over.

Scientists estimate that 2/3 of the total amount of glyphosate ever used has been sprayed in the last decade. Much of the geometric increase in Roundup's usage is due to the proliferation of GMO crops around the year 2000. Potatoes, corn, wheat, alfalfa, cotton and many other crops are now genetically modified to withstand glyphosate plant killer and the company boasts that dozens of more glyphosate-resistant crops are being readied to be rolled out soon or in the works.

Weeds that were once easily eliminated are now fighting back as they become more resistant to glyphosate and that's just fine with Monsanto. Roundup-resistant crops simply need be sprayed with more concentrated dosages of glyphosate as well as sprayed more often, creating more income for the company. The company earned close to $5 billion in 2015 from Roundup Ready herbicide sales alone.

Monsanto argues that Roundup and glyphosate do not cause cancer or other diseases and is safe to use for humans. The company cites the low amounts of glyphosate found in any one food group but fails to take the concept of bioaccumulation into consideration. Think about the food we eat every day. Our breakfast cereal is made from GMO grains and oats and the milk we drink is from dairy cows that are fed a lifetime of unregulated glyphosate-drenched feed grain. The wheat in the bread and the meat from pigs, chicken or cows all contains high levels of glyphosate, as does the high-fructose corn syrup in the beverages we drink. Nearly every packaged food from a nationally known brand contains emulsifiers made from GMO oil. 90% of the food that is cooked in restaurants is done so in canola oil. Canola, also found in spreads such as margarine, is one of the most heavily genetically modified crops right up there with soybeans and corn. As a result of this accumulation of glyphosate urine samples have shown alarmingly high levels of glyphosate in most people.

Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., recently published a paper that details his study into the geometric increases in glyphosate and genetically modified crops entitled "Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and Globally," that is available for free at Monsanto roundup lawyers are committed to seeking justice and these attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees unless we collect for you.

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