Everything is Contaminated with Glyphosate! What Do I Do?

At Moms Across America we often get questions like " What can I eat?" or "Everything is contaminated, what do I do?"

 

Here is a recent question that we think everyone could benefit from considering, and our answer.

 

Screen_Shot_2018-09-16_at_11.29.22_AM.pngHi, I'm a new mom who has eaten Quaker Oats throughout my pregnancy. After learning about arsenic levels in the oats I made the switch to Bob's Red Mill organic steel cut oats. Now I discover that I have been unknowingly eating small doses of glyphosate every morning for breakfast, as well as feeding it to my daughter through breast milk. I'm infuriated and wondering what actions I'm able to take? ”- Michelle V.

Our Answer:

Dear Michelle,

We totally understand your frustration. We are angry too, that so much of our food is contaminated.

There are a few things you can do.

 

1. Stop eating oats*. Eat other organic breakfast foods instead.

2. Switch brands and test the other brand with a home test kit. Test kits available here.

3. Switch brands and don't test - just hope that it doesn't have glyphosate - and have raw organic sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar and/or kombucha every day.

 

Sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, and/or kombucha have been found to have a bacteria called acetobacter which degrades glyphosate. Meaning that acetobacter breaks down the molecule into non-toxic components that are absorbed as nutrients in the body and the glyphosate is gone. We do not know how much of acetobacter in these foods/liquids that you need to consume to degrade the particular amount of glyphosate in your body - there simply has not been enough testing conducted. We simply suggest that people consume one or more of these foods every day, especially when you eat a meal or snack.

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UPDATED**:

We have been asked for a page that lists the food products that ARE glyphosate free.  The problem is that because of contamination, and the millions of pounds of grains that could cross-contaminate etc, we cannot be accurate in making such claims.
We simply direct people to buy organic as much as possible. Although SOME organic has still been shown to be contaminated, not ALL organic food is contaminated with glyphosate (and MOST conventional is contaminated), and the ones that are have been shown to have 26-1000's of time lower levels of glyphosate. Although there is no safe level of glyphosate, organic is still the best we can do besides biodynamic or growing it yourself in a greenhouse with RO filtered water.
We simply do not have the resources to test every brand of food available and supply such a list that is current.
The only way to eventually consume glyphosate free is to have our EPA ban glyphosate.
Until then, all we can do is list the companies who have taken the steps to go glyphosate free.
The first one was Tropical Traditions.
Next was an organization called the Detox Project that created a certification program and has companies listed here.
We have been sent test results showing that Lalonis Vineyard and LaRocca Wines California wines are glyphosate free. 
We tested hummus and the only brand, of the ones we tested, that did not have a quantifiable level was Lilly's hummus.
We will do our best to report the data we receive but please keep in mind we are not batch testing each product so we cannot accurately report on glyphosate free food.
You can test your own food by purchasing an at-home test for certain foods here:
We just started this Glyphosate Test Results page on Facebook- we would love to have help posting the results for all to share here. Please post your glyphosate test results here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/240465883313342/?ref=br_rs

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We know that we will all be exposed to glyphosate daily, no matter how hard we try, unfortunately, (as long as it is allowed by the EPA) because it drifts and has been found in the soil, air, tap water, and rain. So we do the best we can.

 

There is a product called Restore that helps to support gut health - glyphosate can cause gut damage - and we highly suggest trying it. You can find it on our website - your purchase also supports our programs to fulfill on our mission of creating healthy communities.  Check out our Health Solutions here.

We appreciate you contacting us.

21150362_10212150364347501_2156350800826290352_n.jpgPlease let us know if you have health improvements! And please sign up for our action alerts and get involved so others in your community can be healthy too!

 

We invite you to sign out the petition to get Roundup and glyphosate products REMOVED from the shelves in big retailers and to call the EPA at 703-308-8187 and ask Neil and the Pesticide Review Board to revoke the license of glyphosate. This is the only way that our food will stop being contaminated. Thank you!

 

With Gratitude,

 

Zen and MAA Team

*Conventional oats are commonly sprayed with glyphosate herbicides as a drying agent before harvest. Organic oats are not allowed to be sprayed with glyphosate but could be contaminated by drift, mislabeling, or even a very small amount through rain or irrigation water. We are working hard to ban glyphosate completely and hope you will join us at. www.momsacrossamerica.org/action

 

** Updated Oct 24, 2018 Thanks to an email from a supporter. Your feedback matters!


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  • Susan Rose
    commented 2018-09-24 14:57:46 -0700
    While good article, it is just wrong that we should have to pay $100 or more to test our food for cance contamination from glyphosate. I think it may be time that Bayer/Monsanto be sent the bills for any test kits for our food. May be petition time….we didn’t ask for this poison!
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