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Improve Your Health by Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides

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  • “Whitewash” tells the compelling story of how corporations such as Monsanto created global pesticide dependence, leading to a massive increase in the use of glyphosate and other herbicides
  • Farmers now apply nearly 5 billion pounds (over 2 billion kilograms) of glyphosate onto farm crops each year, worldwide. Approximately 300 million pounds are applied on U.S. farmland
  • Pesticide exposure has also exponentially increased. Urine output of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, shot up by more than 1,200 percent between 1993 and 2016
  • The “gly” in glyphosate stands for glycine, a very common amino acid your body uses to make proteins. Your body can substitute glyphosate for glycine, which results in damaged frequently nonfunctional proteins
  • In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a research arm of the World Health Organization, reclassified glyphosate as a Class 2A "probable carcinogen"

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health

This article is part of the 30 Day Resolution Guide series. Each day in January a new tip was added to help you take control of your health. For a complete list of the tips click HERE

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