Many Food Crops are being sprayed with Glyphosate (Round-up) right before harvest. Even if it’s labeled GMO FREE.
GMO FREE WHEAT
SPRAYED WITH ROUND-UP AT HARVEST TIME TO AID MECHANICAL HARVEST
We all know to avoid GMO products. I’m sure you guys are like us and have eliminated all non-organic corn, soy, canola oil, and beet sugar from your list of acceptable ingredients in your food list. And I’ll bet, like us, you have done it so that you could get rid of your exposure to pesticide, herbicide, and dna altered plant matter. But, I’ll bet you, like us, have times where you buy products with a GMO FREE label in the store and think that they are all good and that they are “almost organic” and are definitely “more responsible” and most likely “good for me”.
Unfortunately, there’s a dirty little secret in big ag right now that no one is going to tell you. And that is a little thing called desiccation. Desiccation is the process of causing your crop to die off, or siness, in a uniform manner. This uniformity, allows for mechanical harvest with machinery and is very attractive to an overworked, underpaid farmer. Traditionally, the farmer aimed to finish their crop off with the years first frost so that their cotton or their bean plants would dry up and allow them to separate the crop easily form the plant. Naturally, this was tough to do.
With the advent of the modern weed-killer Glyphosate, also known on the shelves as Round-up, it became super easy to dessicate. Nowadays, a farmer only needs to spray their fields with round-up when the crop has reached maturity, wait 2-3 weeks for the plants to die down, and run the harvester thru the fields. In an effort to legitimize this practice, our lovely EPA in 2015 raised the acceptable limits of glyphosate presence in final processed grains from o.1 ppm to 30 ppm.
Here are a few photos of the harvesting in action. Too easy.
WHAT WE THOUGHT WERE GMO-FREE HEALTH FOODS ARE LOADED WITH ROUND-UP.
Along with wheat and oats, glyphosate is used to desiccate a wide range of other crops including lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets, and potatoes. Sunflowers may also be treated pre-harvest with glyphosate, according to the National Sunflower Association.
Benbrook says that a large portion of edible beans grown in Washington and Idaho are desiccated with glyphosate.
So where do we go from here? If you want to ensure your grains, bread, sugars and more are NOT sprayed with roundup you must look for the USDA organic label. This is a topic that I will continue to dive into with you guys in the next few months as I have learned a lot about the modern farmers addiction to glyphosate and also the damage that glyphosate is causing.
Have you seen the lawsuits out there for the use of Round Up directly related to cancer? Google it.
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