Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Soil is a living organism and holds the key to human health. Healthy bacteria in the soil is essential and soil full of microbes produces the high-quality food that keeps us thriving.
Our Health and the Health of the Earth are Connected
Soil must be fed and nurtured as the living in life producing body that it is, enabling it to pull down in store CO2. Soil that is void of micro organisms and has been barren cannot combat climate change.
The most widely used pesticide, Glyphosate (Roundup) has extreme consequences because it destroys the microbes in the soil. We've been spraying our food since 1974. Glyphosate contamination cannot be removed by washing (it is absorbed into the plant while it’s growing). It also is not broken down by cooking or baking. Besides several health issues related to consumption, (cancer, kidney disease reproductive problems, liver damage and birth defects) Glyphosate also interferes with the ability of a plant to uptake nutrients from the soil. Glyphosate, which is a patented chelating agent, binds with nutrients in the soil, and prevents plants from absorbing them. It also acts as an antibiotic which can kill bacteria both in the soil, and our own guts (both of which are incredibly important for plant and human health).
An estimated 300,000,000 pounds are sprayed annually in the US alone. Most conventionally grown crops and commercial meats have this toxic substance.
Healing the Land is the Great Work of our Time
Composting builds fertile soil, that is full of beneficial fungi, bacteria and earth worms.
Here are some steps to take to avoid Glyphosate in your food
Always Look for Non-GMO Project Verified
Certified Organic is Better Than Non-Organic
Grow Your Own & Farmer’s Markets
Look for Glyphosate Residue Free Labels
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