Not all farms are the serene, peaceful, happy places that we want to believe they are. The economy has a strong hand in the agricultural industry and there’s are some dark things being added to our fresh foods and our dog foods in the form of Glyphosate.
What is Glyphosate?
It’s a herbicide and the most popular one on earth. Commercial, non-organic farms all over the world use it because it’s patented as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and anti-parasitic to treat malaria. The infamous weed killer, called “glypho-Satan,” can cause cancer, heart disease, brain disorders, and infertility.
Prolific via the known weed-killer called Roundup and in more than 700 other agriculture, forestry, and home products, the United States uses the most glyphosate, dousing 100 million pounds of it across farms and lawns annually.
In other words, complete avoidance of glyphosate nearly impossible for you, a human, and even more than nearly impossible for your personal protection dogs, whose bodies and mouths touch far more surfaces than ours. It’ s not pretty, but we’re not hopeless either. With some awareness and knowledge, you can take some preventative measures in your lives to keep yourselves and our personal protection dogs for sale and in homes safe.
How is Glyphosate Used?
This standalone weed-killer was initially touted as being the simplest, most powerful black and white solution to any unwanted plants growing inside and in between corn, soy, and wheat rows that would potentially compete with the target crop for nutrients. “Increasing your crop yield is as easy as 1-2-3,” they said. The irony is that crop yields really have not increased much; it’s more the alluring mentality of controlling the unpredictable that keeps farmers addicted to Roundup and similar products.
Even scarier is how glyphosate is being combined with 2,4-D (Agent Orange) called “Enlist Duo.” This is sprayed on genetically modified crops like cotton, corn, and soy.
In addition to controlling any competing weeds and other plants with these chemicals, getting all the crops ready for harvest at the same time has been another unnatural goal for use of chemicals in agriculture. It’s been all about efficiency, with the sacrifice of safety and well-being. Consider how people were not gluten intolerant centuries or decades ago and yet today gluten intolerance is an epidemic. What has changed is how our wheat is being grown and genetically modified under chemical duress. The bottom line is, any animal products (bones, meat, cheese, milk), wheat, corn, cotton or other genetically-modified crop is contaminated with glyphosate.
What Does Glyphosate Do?
It kills everything! That includes microbes, fungi, and beneficial insects:
-It specifically kills plants by shikimic acid enzyme pathway inhibition. The cells cannot make the proteins necessary for growth.
-It bonds destructively with minerals like cobalt, copper, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. The plants cannot absorb these minerals from the soil. They starve and die.
-It blocks detox pathways in the liver. The liver is vital for detoxification and thus the body cannot detox itself. Imagine being unable to take out the garbage at home forever as it keeps piling and piling up.
-It kills good bacteria, which allows bad bacteria to proliferate. Good bacteria are essential for gut and immune function.
Knowing all this, it’s not at all coincidental that bacterial killers like botulism are reaching peak records on American farms in both livestock and the farmers themselves.
GMOs and Glyphosate
These two states operate in tandem. To work with glyphosate, crops need to have already been genetically modified to resist glyphosate’s killer instincts. This is what it means to be “Roundup-Ready.” Staggeringly, about 80% of crops globally are Roundup-Ready, specifically corn, soy, sugar beets, canola, and alfalfa crops. What you really need to know is that almost all of these are ingredients in commercial kibbles! Even fresh meats raised domestically to make beef, pork, and poultry products have all been born and raised on glypho-Satan.
Let’s Be Clear on the Dangers of the Global Economic Glyphosate Addiction
1. The World Health Organization declared it as a “probable carcinogen” in 2010.
2. Of course, its producer Monsanto is claiming it’s completely safe, and appallingly, American government agencies are backing Monsanto fully on this count.
3. It accumulates in tissues. In other words, once the chemical is in our body, it’s there to stay, forever. There is no pooping it out or using our liver to detoxify ourselves and rid ourselves of it. There is no cleansing. Like the plastic island in the middle of the Pacific, our bodies are being overrun by it.
4. Many chronic disease are linked to it, including heart disease, obesity, infertility cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and brain disorders like ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and depression.
All of the above applies to both you and your personal protection dog! Protection dogs are often smaller than people and are proportionally ingesting just as much of the poison or more, considering they tend to eat more meat-based foods and like pollution in fish, toxicity concentration increases higher up on the food chain. Researchers Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff analyzed a number of commercial pet foods and every single one of them contained glyphosate. Add that to the fact that they’re barefoot all the time and absorbing all of the glyphosates in contaminated soil and grass! Cancer, kidney failure, liver disease, seizures, gastrointestinal disease (like bloat and irritable bowel syndrome) are the top disease killers of dogs in the United States. All of these overlap in some way with the list of human diseases connected to glyphosate.
So, What Can You Do to Actively Minimize Glypho-Satan’s Effects on your Personal Protection Dog?
1. Obviously, don’t use Roundup or other herbicides or pesticides in your yard. At least in private areas, our personal protection dogs for sale and at home can enjoy a clean and toxin-free environment.
2. You may want to consider cleaning his feet after he has been running around in a field outside the home where chemicals have definitely been sprayed. Avoid areas that have been sprayed recently, as indicated by signage.
3. Politely educating your neighbors about Glyphosate and pesticides will help too. Political activities in opposition to Monsanto can affect slow but powerful changes in future policies.
4. Buy organic and GMO-free foods whenever possible. Although expensive, so are the vet bills involved with trying to save a sick protection dog’s life!
5. Say no to commercial kibbles and canned dog foods.
6. Feed your dog fermented foods like yogurt and probiotics to help heal the gut. Fulvic and humic acids are soil-based supplements that can help neutralize glyphosate damage.
It’s a bleak outlook for sure. In a way, generations of humans may need to suffer casualties before people in charge start waking up to what’s going on. However, we must all do what we must soldier on, and there are actually a ton of ways to actively manifest a world for your personal protection dogs that are just a little bit safer than if you were completely uneducated about this issue.