Not so harmless after all
Glyphosate is a herbicide that has been widely used internationally until recent years. Used for controlling weeds, glyphosate can be found in industrial herbicides and commercial products like Monsanto’s RoundUp. Historically, scientific studies have been mixed on whether or not glyphosate is toxic for humans.
Recent studies have found that exposure to glyphosate does increase your chances of developing non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, a deadly cancer. Some countries have even begun banning glyphosate outright, including Luxemburg, Thailand, and Vietnam. Mexico is in the process of banning the controversial herbicide as well. Even the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has stated that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
What you can do
There are steps you can take to minimize your exposure to glyphosate. One of the most obvious steps is to avoid using RoundUp or other chemical herbicides. Another is making sure your meat and produce is organic, something we always practice at Harvest Oasis! Organic farms do not use any herbicides or pesticides and are regularly inspected.
Updated on August 18th, 2020