Did you know that between 1996 and 2011, the cultivation of Monsanto’s GMO “RoundUp Ready Crops” increased the used of the toxic ingredient, Glyphosate, by 527 million pounds in the U.S. alone?
Did you know that the use of Dow’s newly approved crops (known as “Enlist”) that are genetically modified to withstand 2,4 D (a key ingredient in the Vietnam War’s Agent Orange) are estimated to increase the use of 2,4 D from the current 4.2 million lbs. to over 100 million lbs. by 2019?
So even if you think that GMOs are safe to eat (which has not shown to be true in animals), think about all of the ramifications of this unimaginable amount of poison… YES, poison. From the devastation of our soil, to the pollution of our water, to the consumption of poison-laden food (which wreaks all kinds of havoc on human health), to the direct effects on farm workers, to air pollution… the list goes on and on… and on.
I mean, does it REALLY make sense to EAT poison that is expressly created to kill living organisms? Because the last time I checked, that definition also included you and me!
And if you use pesticides/herbicides such as RoundUp or 2,4 D on your front lawn, please stop! Both are found in weed-and-feed products that are commonly (and perhaps unconsciously) applied to front lawns, playgrounds, and golf courses which can easily be tracked into your house or absorbed into your skin.