Where is the transparency?

Where is the transparency? Do you care? Do you want to know what’s in your food, medications, water? Literally everything you touch, drink, eat, use on your body can be good or bad for you. Which do you choose? Are we blindly trusting companies to do the right thing for us?
 
It’s just getting to the point where you must take your health into your own hands and become your own advocate. The entire U.S. population is exposed on a daily basis to numerous agricultural chemicals. Many of these chemicals
have known or suspected carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting properties This was from a statement in 2010 to the President! Then the FDA announced it would begin to test for glyphosate in food in early 2016; this plan was later suspended due to internal delays. There are flaws in current GMO regulation and grass seed is already ruined with Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Monsanto developed turf grasses engineered to be immune to glyphosate. Have you gone to Home Depot lately and tried to find grass seed without being infected with pesticides? Here’s something to think about with regard to your health and therefore, your happiness, mental state and future.
 
Residues of glyphosate have been found in many foods, including: (partial list)
• Cheerios®
• BeerfromGermany
• WinefromCalifornia
• Oatmeal,bagels,eggs,potatoesandsoycoffeecreamer
• shots flu one was tested had it and may be in others
• Oat cereals for babies
• Honey
In 2015, an estimated 14.8 million pounds of glyphosate were applied to 15.3 million acres of wheat in the United States. Hopefully you are not eating wheat, corn, oats, soy, drinking or cooking with tap water, etc.
 
Did you know that pesticide additives (called “inert” ingredients or “adjuvants”) are considered a trade secret in the U.S.? Little is known about these ingredients. One of the most common ingredients combined with glyphosate is polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA), a surfactant used in the original Roundup formulation. Germany banned the inclusion of POEA in herbicide formulations in 2014, and the European Union adopted a ban on combined glyphosate and POEA use in July 2016. POEA is still present in formulated Roundup herbicides in the U.S. Like other pesticides, glyphosate creates risk of harm through exposures via food, air, and water. Glyphosate residues have become ubiquitous; residue levels are increasing in many parts of the food supply, in the soil, in bee hives, in water resources, and in humans.
 
Class action lawsuits and campaigns by grassroots advocacy groups threaten to erode the reputations of food companies that allow glyphosate use in their supply chains. Lawsuits have been filed with PepsiCo (producer of Quaker Oats) and Post Cereals (producers of Shredded Wheat) alleging false advertising, because the “all-natural” cereals contain residues of glyphosate (likely from pre-harvest use on oats and wheat, respectively). Petitions and boycotts may become more prevalent.
 
What can you do?
• Take charge of your health by being mindful of what you consume, drink, put in your body and on your body. Support companies that provide certified organic food products (which can never be produced with the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals, including glyphosate, and, overall, harbor fewer pesticide residues).
• Avoid or reduce the use of glyphosate in homes and gardens and follow principles of Integrated Pest Management.
• Demand the labeling of products that contain glyphosate to warn consumers of possible effects.
• Undertake or increase investments in companies that seek to reduce the use and harmful impacts of glyphosate and other chemicals of high concern.
• Support strong health and environmental regulations.
Research and data from https://www.asyousow.org 
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