1974 - Monsanto's original Roundup formulation hits the shelves. Effective ingredient - Glyphosate. A synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds(1). Effect on humans by consumption - Unknown. 40 years later, it's the most widely used herbicide, the effects have been determined and it's not good news. Why not? Glyphosate has been linked to cancer(2)(3)(4) and is listed as a human carcinogen. It's an endocrine disruptor that disrupts hormones(5) leading to obesity, reproductive problems, diabetes, the list goes on and it's more damaging from low amounts of exposure(6). It's also a broad spectrum antibiotic which means it kills bad bacteria along with the good bacteria in your stomach. Poor stomach health has also been linked to a list of diseases(7). Not only is it being found in our food, it's made it's way into our water(8), land and air(9)(10). In March 2015 a federal report was released(11) and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the voice for the FDA, recommended a plant based diet for the first time ever. Red meat has been pushed to the bottom of the heap. Good news? Not so much. In 2010 President Barack Obama appointed the former Vice President of Monsanto, Michael R. Taylor, the new Deputy Commisioner of the FDA. Hmm, a former VP of a GM seed producing company that's also pushing Round Up wants you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Take a moment to face palm. We're being played. Fresh produce is supposed to keep us healthy, not give us cancer, diabetes and depression. And the more unhealthy we are the more pills we will inevitably ingest. Score one for Big Pharma. It's a vicious circle manifested by a group of greedy individuals that want your money so badly they'll sell you food that kills you. Who that may be has been debated for years but one common theme continues to prevail; If you want to find the culprits just follow the money trail. It's time we stopped this silly and wasteful trend of growing lawns and turn them into vegetable gardens. A greenhouse would be the preferred method but not necessary. Fruits, vegetables and herbs help to keep your liver clean and working in tip top order(12). It keeps your blood clean so it flows easily through you. One of the same reasons indoctrinated doctors tell you to drink poisonous alcohol. It also controls fat loss. The healthier your liver is the better your body will be at burning fat. Hmm, poison or fruits, veggies and herbs? The smart choice is clear. Add a dash of dandelion and burdock root with a pinch of milk thistle and turmeric and you have a liver cleansing recipe that will keep you healthy and vibrant until your final days. Say no to Roundup and yes to a long, healthy life.