Thought I'd post this here too as some may be interested. (I also posted in the Natural Chicken Keeping thread.)
Some musings on GM/Glyphosate
You know I have posted in the past that I'm wondering if glyphosate (common name: roundup) may be a bigger issue (or at least as big) as the GM grains. In fact, I've wondered if that is the main issue rather than the GM but I'm just "wondering" based on the research I've read and common-sense deduction.
When a plant is GM, it is engineered to be able to withstand a higher level of glyphosate and other herbicides so that it can survive while the weeds are not able to withstand it. (Of course we are starting to have roundup resistant super weeds but that's a different subject.) The glyphosate is taken INTO the plant...it doesn't just reside "ON" the plant. Glyphosate has been proven to cause reproductive problems in humans and animals among other things (such as leaky gut, for example).
Anyhow...interesting article regarding glyphosate and "celiac" or "gluten sensitivity" that I thought I'd share for anyone that may be interested.
"Hi-lights" of the article:
That is actually pretty significant, I know that pesticides at least some of them stay in your body and increase in amount. While some will leave the body a partial amount becomes concentrated and is absorbed into our tissue and organs. I have taken a couple environmental sociology classes. It made me quit using bleach all together. (But I guiltily own a pool...) And pesticides and herbicides. Rachel Carson wrote an amazing book Silent Spring.