5 Reasons to Avoid Monsanto's Roundup


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Every time I see the ads, the ones with a man standing on his front lawn, proudly holding a gallon of Roundup and smiling triumphantly at his weed-free lawn, it makes my blood boil. Roundup, whose primary active ingredient is glyphosate, is a potent, broad-spectrum herbicide, an extremely dangerous toxin and of all things, an antibiotic, which, in the four decades since its invention, has left behind a global wake of illness and ecological destruction.

Simply put, glyphosate use is sheer madness – and it has to stop! Here’s a topline on why I feel so strongly about getting glyphosate off your lawn, out of your life and out of what you eat right now. Your health depends on it!

1. Glyphosate Poisons the Earth, Air and Water
Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate, is one of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S. and extremely popular throughout the world. It’s used most frequently in agriculture, forestry and, of course, on your neighbor’s lawn, and possibly your own.

Originally designed to remove mineral deposits from boiler pipes, in the 70s, Monsanto patented it and began marketing it as an herbicide. Since then, its weed-killing powers, and the development of crops (like soy, wheat and corn) genetically modified specifically to tolerate glyphosate have pumped up its usage worldwide. But not without wreaking environmental havoc along the way. Some examples:

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By Dr. Frank Lipman| September 20, 2015
Categories:  Live

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Dr. Frank Lipman

Dr. Frank Lipman

A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest for life.

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