A study conducted by the USGS comparing figures for air and rain samples from 1995 and 2007 in Mississippi concluded that 75% of all 2007 samples tested positive for glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup.
That’s right…air samples.
Based on these figures, that means an 18-fold glyphosate use increase in Mississippi during that time period alone. Of course, this data is now seven years old, so who knows what the numbers are today, not to mention the fact that this is only looking at the state of Mississippi.
What about the other 49 states? Are we walking around breathing Roundup? What about people who collect rainwater to water organic gardens, gardens they are attempting to grow without pesticides?
In fact, most people who eat organic do so to avoid pesticides…but we can’t avoid breathing, now can we?
This study raises a lot more questions than answers, questions with pretty horrific implications considering not only the fact that each year Roundup use increases as more GMOs are planted across the nation, but how dangerous Roundup is to every system in our bodies as evidenced in independent studies.
In addition, a new study has just been published which suggests that glyphosate contributes gluten intolerance. There used to be a time when “gluten-free” wasn’t on food packages in this country; now it’s an over $4 billion-dollar industry.