We’ve known for quite some time now that Monsanto and other Big Agriculture companies are in bed with the U.S. government. Why else would the government allow these companies to genetically modify a significant percentage of the food we eat without more study to see if there are long-term negative effects?
One of Monsanto’s big products is Roundup, a weed killer that is applied to more than 150 food and non-food crops. The main ingredient in this product is glyphosate. In addition to its agricultural uses, glyphosate is used on lawns, gardens, and parks where children and pets play.
The big problem here is that glyphosate has been linked to cancer. And this isn’t the result of some obscure study where one in 5 billion people got cancer by eating food with traces of glyphosate in it. No, this is a situation in which the World Heath Organization (WHO) has declared that Roundup “probably” causes cancer.
While our government looks the other way, other governments are facing the issue head on. In Europe, for example, they have a zero tolerance policy. If a product is linked to cancer, then none of it is allowed to remain as residue on their food. It’s as simple as that.
But here’s how sick this whole thing has become in our country. Monsanto knows that glyphosate kills any plant it is used on, regardless of whether it’s a weed or a crop. That’s what Monsanto sells to farmers. But they also sell food such as corn and soy that has been genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate.
So, not only is Monsanto selling genetically modified food that will do who knows what to us over time, but they’re also paving the way for farmers and others to use as much glyphosate as they want, despite the fact that the WHO claims it “probably” causes cancer.
Thanks, Monsanto. And thanks as well to the U.S. government, which is more concerned with Big Ag profits than it is with the health of its people.