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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

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Is Your Body Roundup-Ready?

The Romans had lead. Victorian hat-makers had mercury. Our parents had cigarettes. We have Roundup. Thanks to the much-hated, genetically-modified corporation Monsanto and other herbicide manufacturers, the known toxic chemical glyphosate found in Roundup has also been found in shocking amounts in drinking water and human bodies.

According to a German study, the herbicide ingredient was found in ALL human urine samples tested. Worse than that, the amount found in urine was 5 to 20 times the established upper limit for drinking water.

The chemical is used in food production but is also sprayed on private lawns, railway lines, urban pavement, golf courses, and community roadsides and public land.

Earlier research showed that the toxic chemical prevents plants from growing and causes birth defects in frogs and chicken embryos in much lower amounts than that used in agriculture and  on lawns. The same study found that glyphosate primarily affects the skull, face, parts of the brain, and spinal cord. As unknowing participants in a planet-wide, uncontrolled experiment, we are only starting to discover the results for humans.

In a 2009 study testing highly diluted (100,000 times or more) Roundup on human cells, the cells died within 24 hours. Other research showed that glyphosate is linked to the death of human kidney cells, and infertility and testicular cell death in rats. It has also been a factor in Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS).

Keep reading to find out what you can do to protect yourself…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:54PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Not Roundup® -ready yet, but I'm working on it.

8:37PM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Monsanto needs to be stopped!

12:38PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Here in Ontario, we are not allowed to use pesticides and weed killers to beautify our lawns. We must learn to love the dandelions in the spring or get down and dirty and pull them out by giant taproot at a time.

10:30AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

I had no idea roundup was that toxic to humans. I will do my part and educate my family and friends on the benefits of not using it.

3:11PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Never had I known how toxic Round-UP was. I stopped using it a couple of years ago.

9:32AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thanks for sharing. Sad and unfortunate too.

8:10AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

thanks, copied for my husband to read!

7:42AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

do things the old fashoned way pull weeds and kill bugs by hand not poison, every one will be getting some exercise and the planet will be cleaner

3:42PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Have never used a product like this and never will..........
This whole industry is poison. It's a monster.

11:02PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Thanks to the favorable comments to my previous post. Here are 5 more links I found in another file:

Standing Up To Monsanto in Paraguay
Glyphosphate pollution is so omnipresent in the US that the frequency of detection ranged from 60 to 100% in both air and rain. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere.

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