I love watching documentaries, I think we all need to get that extra bit of information to make better choices about what we put in our bodies.
I have been eating a gluten-free diet for a while now, and can really feel the difference in my body from when I ate gluten and the times that I don’t!.
First not eating gluten was a trial but when I came across to the WHAT’S WITH WHEAT documentary, I truly understood why is so important to make informed decisions and to question if whether what we are doing is right for us or not. I know there is a lot of people that believe are doing well, eating wheat and all derivated products, however, is always good to get a second opinion.
In the documentary, Cyndi O’Meara – Nutritionist, Educator, and Activist” explains why it’s still so important to make a noise and lead by example when it comes to glyphosate.
In Australia, the supermarket screen for agriculture chemicals tests for 144 chemical residues; every single one has a limit as to how much can be present in the food. They don’t look for a zero value they just want to make sure that the chemical is not above the recommended dose for safe consumption. This supermarket screen does not include Roundup, glyphosate or any products containing glyphosate.
Considering there are approximately 70 foods (5) that can have Roundup or glyphosate sprayed on them (genetically modified Roundup ready foods) or around them (grapes, strawberries, tomatoes, nuts and fruits like almonds, walnuts, figs, plums, prunes, grapes, kiwi, lemons, grapefruit, pistachios, and pomegranates) or where Roundup is used as a desiccant (drying agent) (grains, legumes, potatoes and sugar beets), I think it prudent to start testing immediately.
Glyphosate cannot be washed off nor is there a period of time that can pass for it to no longer be present in the food. It’s not a contact herbicide but rather affects the biochemistry of the plant. It acts in ways that reduce aromatic amino acids, which are important for our neurotransmitters, folic acid and enterobactin (an iron carrier). It also affects the mineral content of the food and causes erosion of the human microbiome. (8,9)
Awareness is key. If you want to know more on this topic visits their What’s with Wheat website here