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Why This Should Terrify Everyone – Nearly 100% of Germans are Contaminated with the Super-Toxic Glyphosate

Why This Should Terrify Everyone - Nearly 100% of Germans are Contaminated with the Super-Toxic Glyphosate

While GMOs and the lack of mandatory GMO-labeling in the U.S. seem to be getting everyone’s attention these days, a bigger and more dangerous story may very well be the toxic chemicals that are sprayed on our crops. The most widely used chemical of them all, glyphosate, which just happens to be the primary ingredient in […]

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While GMOs and the lack of mandatory GMO-labeling in the U.S. seem to be getting everyone’s attention these days, a bigger and more dangerous story may very well be the toxic chemicals that are sprayed on our crops.

The most widely used chemical of them all, glyphosate, which just happens to be the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, has been generating its own fair share of news lately.

And this news is very troubling, to say the least.  

The World Health Organization has said that glyphosate “probably causes cancer” to humans, and the State of California has said that it intends to declare that glyphosate “causes cancer” to humans.

According to recent research by Dr. Charles Benbrook published in Environmental Sciences Europe, 250 million pounds of glyphosate was used in the U.S. in 2014 and 1.65 billion pounds was used worldwide in 2014.

Despite the fact that we know that glyphosate’s link to cancer is incredibly strong and that it is used in very high quantities around the globe, research coming out of Germany has made it all that more real.

In a study conducted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and reported by EurActiv Germany, it was found that:

  • Glyphosate residue was recorded in 99.6% of the 2,009 people monitored by the study.
  • When glyphosate residue was analyzed in urine, 75% of the target group displayed levels that were five times higher than the legal limit of drinking water.
  •  1/3rd of the population showed levels that were between 10 and 42 times higher than what is normally permissible.
  • The most significant values were found in children (ages zero to 9) and adolescents (ages 10 to 19), particularly those raised on farms.
  • Meat eaters had higher levels of glyphosate contamination than vegetarians or vegans. This is presumably because the GMO-feed fed to animals had been sprayed with glyphosate.

If Germany’s population is so contaminated with glyphosate, there is a very good chance that the data is the exact same for those of us in the U.S.

And given glyphosate’s link to cancer, is it any surprise that this disease is such an epidemic in our country?

When the most recent President’s Cancel Panel report said that 41% of Americans will get cancer and 21% of Americans will die from cancer, the report used data from 2008-2009. Since then, glyphosate’s usage has gone up dramatically, and one could safely assume that these cancer statistics would be much higher if we took into account today’s data.

I believe that once we get a national GMO-labeling standard in place, our focus must turn to the very serious issue of toxic chemicals in our environment.

This is far too big of a concern to not get our undivided attention. The stakes are too high.

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9 Comments

  • trumen says:

    Greedy Human Beings – the worst disease of the planet Earth. Sorry to say.

  • Roy Berry says:

    There are very few herbicides I used to spray that scared me. Round ** is some nasty stuff. Anything that can kill a plant down to the roots in under a day isn’t good for you.

    The fact it is also registered as an antibiotic concerns me more. We eat plants, if it can kill plants, well, you do the math…

  • Heather says:

    Thank you Max, for investigating and reporting and hosting LivingMaxwell. I have learned so much from you, you have no idea how you have benefitted me and my family!
    I always ate generally healthy but only in the last 7 years have I chosen organic, clean food. Good thing too, I became pregnant and now have the healthiest five year old in her class. Seriously! She is never sick and always eager to be her wonderful self. I really attribute it to our diet. In fact her new pediatrician was blown away when she asked my daughter what her favorite foods were. The answers; carrots, broccoli, apples, berries, cabbage, peas and celery.
    It’s also nice that my husband is on board with good food too, we only have one standard in our home. It’s important, as I know many families where one adult has another standard of eating and it can be confusing to kids why one parent eats one way and the other differently.
    Thanks again!

  • Terri & Andy says:

    We are so greatful to you Max for uncovering what it going on with Monsanto and all these chemicals in our environment. I, Terri personally have been eating an all organic lifestyle going on 50 years now. 50 years ago it was hard to find organic produce. I lived in Phila, Pa. and through the co-op I belonged to I was able to find several farms that grew organic produce. I was once pretty sick but through food and the outstretched arms of Yeshua/Jesus my healer I am all healed. This whole GMO thing is serious stuff. I call my senators all the time to let them know how I feel about these GMO’S and they should also be concerned for their own families. We want labels on everything and want to know if any in particular food is a GMO food (which is really not even food anymore) We the people want to know this. Keep on writing and calling your state officials. Nag them until they do something about it.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Terri and Andy,

      Thank you for your kind words! The chemicals in our environment is a very serious issue, and I truly hope that people wake-up to the fact that we are being poisoned by them every single day. Even worse is that our government is allowing this!

      Live well,
      Max

      • trumen says:

        Governments don,t care about people as they benefit from gmo stuff companies and so called pharmaceutical companies. Plus there is that saying that too many people on the planet already. So these bastards you vote for and even any politicians connected to the top of sick pyramid want people dying secretly from poisoning. Before you gone they make a lot monies of you thru medicines and that bull.shi.t… Wakey wakey ppl.

  • jen says:

    Great report Max!!
    The impact on the bees alone are staggering.
    I am so glad that you are still keeping your focus on Organic. Non GMO is critical but not the big picture as you know and teach so well.
    Marci bien!!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Jen,

      Thank you so much! Without question, the bees are really suffering and so are the butterflies.

      Live well,
      Max

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