To me, eating healthy means getting food from happy and healthy sources, basically, as regenerative as possible. Sometimes I eat regenerative food and sometimes I don't. Although I wish I could have regenerative food all the time, the reality is that I'm just not there yet. The the important point for me is that I'm moving towards eating more and more happy healthy food - because even baby permaculture steps are awesome!
For this post I want to focus on glyphosate, a type of herbicide, and an ingredient in Roundup and other products primarily used to kill plants. There is a lot of debate out there on whether or not certain amounts of glyphosate ingestion in humans is safe. There does seem to be a trend. Obviously the maker of glyphosate, Monsanto, says it is safe and they have funded many studies of it, but there seems to be an increase in the number of studies finding glyphosate is not safe, and even carcinogenic. Additionally, more governments throughout the world are beginning to place warning labels on glyphosate bottles or even restrict the protect and in some cases outright ban it.
This is why I decided to test my own glyphosate levels. There have been a number of recent articles discussing the increasing levels of glyphosate found in people and the possible risks.
Time Magazine - time.com/4993877/weed-killer-roundup-levels-humans/
Even if we put aside the argument if glyphosate is safe for humans or not, the fact remains that the large-scale practice of using glyphosate in farming is completely unnecessary and degenerative. We'll talk about this subject in another blog post so stay tuned and hopefully stay away from poisons!