Category: Gardening

Why Is Glyphosate Dangerous?

Recently, I wrote an article about the dangers of glyphosate-tolerant (GT) pasta for our organic garden. We use RoundUp and its generic form on mostly all of our non-organic pastas except for Spinach. I don’t know why organic vegetable companies don’t use GT, but it doesn’t seem to matter because we use it on all of our pasta. I also know that some companies are starting to replace their RoundUp with another herbicide called Yarrow.

A Surprising Tool To Help You Why Is Glyphosate Dangerous

I mentioned in the above article that why is glyphosate dangerous because it interferes with the natural pathogenicity of plants. The problem with this myth is that RoundUp, including its generic form, is a soil and plant killer and can be harmful to both humans and animals. As far as human beings go, consuming RoundUp would do nothing more than give you a physical high due to the fact that you have killed thousands of microorganisms since it was introduced to the soil and therefor kill your own cells for the duration of two days after which your body can repair itself. This is not the same as Pathogenicity or even Pesticides.

In my next article I will address some other questions about why is glyphosate dangerous and how we can avoid it while growing our crops in an organic way without using RoundUp. My goal is not to scare anyone off of organic agriculture, but rather to educate those who are against using it that the benefits of using it are much greater than the risks. My own personal belief is that there are enough stringent regulations in place already to ensure that the chemicals used in the production of RoundUp do not contaminate our water supply and that farmers are only using what they need to effectively control the weeds in their field. The use of an herbicide to kill weeds is not necessary in any scenario I believe in, but that does not mean that other herbicides are safe.