Glyphosate in Your Food: The Hidden Danger and How to Avoid It


I'm Madison Jules
Here's what I believe: everyone deserves to have access to the knowledge they need to understand what's best for them so they can make informed choices about their life.

This weedkiller spray is causing a lot of conversation. 

On March 1 of this year, a Delaware judge made a significant ruling…

Exposure to this widely-used herbicide can lead to cancer.

And here’s the kicker…

Roundup contains an active ingredient called “glyphosate” and The Environmental Protection Agency boldly established tolerances for this chemical on a wide range of food crops, including: corn, soybean, oil seeds, grains, and some fruits and vegetables!

It’s a sobering reminder of the potential risks lurking in our everyday products isn’t it?

For many of us, news like this underscores the importance of being mindful about what we put into our bodies. 

It’s one of the reasons why I’ve chosen to eat organic. Round Up is sprayed on MOST crops in the US. Which means we are consuming a lot of glyphosate without even realizing it.

Organic Or Bust

Organic means Non-GMO, AKA food free from genetically modified organisms.

Organic labels should give you peace of mind about the purity and integrity of what’s on your plate.

When I opt for organic produce, I’m not just choosing food that’s free from synthetic pesticides like Roundup; I’m also supporting farming practices that prioritize environmental sustainability and animal welfare.

Choosing organic isn’t just about what goes into our bodies; it’s also about the impact we make on the world around us.

When shopping, I always look for a USDA Organic Seal or the 100% Organic Label. 

These labels mean that the producers rely on natural substances or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible.  

For example, when you purchase pre packaged or processed organic foods, regulations prohibit them from containing artificial preservatives, colors, and require that their ingredients are organic in nature. Remember, though, products labeled as “made with organic ingredients” could still sneak in synthetic dyes unless it says USDA Organic Seal or the 100% Organic Label.

A Tale Of Two Countries

If you’ve ever traveled outside of the United States I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of pizza and gelato—but have you ever wondered why you feel much lighter and energized after eating these seemingly “bad” foods outside of the country?

On the flip side, have you ever considered why people who travel into the US from Europe or Japan often report feeling sluggish, bloated, and not quite themselves?

What’s the difference? 

It’s simple: the quality of food. 

The United States allows additives in foods that are illegal in many other countries. (One of the driving factors behind why I choose organic.)

I don’t want to be consuming foods that are banned in Europe, yet they are commonly used in American food.

For example, google the ingredients in Doritos in the UK vs the US. 

The Long-Term Impact

Research published by the NCBI suggests that the way our food is produced can have significant impacts on our health and well-being. 

For instance, studies indicate that organic foods may have a more positive effect on growth and development compared to conventionally produced foods. 

Additionally, concerns about pesticide exposure, antibiotic use in animal production, and even the cadmium content in crops further underscore the importance of opting for organic whenever possible.

But it’s not just about us; it’s also about the animals and the environment. 

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), organic standards prioritize animal welfare, ensuring that animals have access to the outdoors, are fed organic feed free from GMOs and antibiotics, and are raised in a manner that minimizes stress and pain.

Why should this matter to you? 

Choosing organic isn’t just about making a personal health decision; it’s about supporting practices that are better for you, the environment, and the animals. 

It’s about taking a stand for a healthier, more sustainable future—one plate at a time.