by L.J. Devon, Staff Writer
(NaturalNews) Like undoing a blindfold, many Europeans are beginning to see for the first time. As the light penetrates their blinking eyes, they are slowly awakening to the hard truths about the poison that is sprayed on their food, and about the collusion between industry and government that keeps them tied down in a cycle of sickness and suppression.
It is only inevitable that individuals would break away from the phony promises and gaping frauds that their governments and industries have used to try and control them with. The safety of the herbicide glyphosate is one of the greatest lies perpetrated on mankind today. Commodity farmers all around the globe are economically attached to using glyphosate as a means of controlling the weeds and maximizing yields of genetically modified foods, but the end product is always poisoned food, tainted water and ravaged soils.
Glyphosate causes DNA damage; Europeans sick of being genetically destroyed
Glyphosate is not some benign chemical. It is a pervasive toxin in the food supply, a killer of microbiology, a destroyer of plant enzymes and digestive processes within the human body.
Glyphosate is a destructive endocrine disruptor, changing human hormones and damaging DNA. It's carcinogenic, and in 2015, the World Health Organization's independent research body for cancer enlightened the world about glyphosate's toxicity. For example, in the scientists' epidemiological studies, glyphosate exposure was correlated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The research body also found sufficient evidence showing that glyphosate induces DNA damage, something that should be taken very seriously.
Europeans took the information more seriously than anyone. European regulatory agencies had begun to rethink how glyphosate would be used going into the future. However, just as glyphosate's license was about to expire, a sell-out panel for the European Union renewed the chemical's commercial license. Glyphosate will continue to be used over the next 18 months throughout Europe, and the European citizenry is growing increasingly frustrated. Several citizens are now marching in the streets, protesting the continued commercial license of glyphosate.
"European regulators thought that this was going to be a walk in the park to re-approve glyphosate," says Nathan Donley of the Center for Biological Diversity. "But the public is starting to speak with one voice on this. The anger and the uproar that's happening in Europe right now — that decision will potentially affect people's health."
U.S. EPA fears glyphosate protests will come to America
The U.S. EPA is monitoring the situation closely. If backlash against glyphosate were to grow in the U.S., then the whole establishment of chemical-intense U.S. agriculture would come under heavy scrutiny. There is already a growing demand for genetically modified foods to be labeled. If Americans got to the root of the problem and directly protested the persistent poisons being sprayed on their food, how would the industry respond? Monsanto's invention of glyphosate is the reason why most crops are genetically modified in the first place. The crops are genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate so that the chemical can be sprayed liberally to control weeds in the field, while allowing the GM crops to flourish among the poison.
If Europeans reject glyphosate and begin scaling back its use, then it will become more expensive to use the chemical in other countries, like the U.S. The U.S. government would quickly move to subsidize glyphosate even more than it already is, further dictating the chemical's persistence in the food supply.
The return of a free market, where consumer voices are heard, and every dollar is a vote, would spell the end of glyphosate in agriculture, but the agricultural system at large is rigged against the people.
As poison foods dominate the marketplace, opposition to glyphosate will continue to mount. There are better organic ways to grow food on a large scale. Smaller methods, such as these Food Rising grow boxes or these Garden Towers can be utilized by individuals on their own properties to provide nutritious whole food.
What will it take to stop glyphosate once and for all? Apparently the studies on the chemical's toxicity aren't enough. It's time to take off the blinkers and speak out. It's time to change everything about our food system, starting from the ground up.