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Why do we choose to eat clean and safe vegetables and fruits?

Are chemical herbicides, pesticides and other environmental toxins present in the food you eat? Probably yes!

The American company Monsanto recently lost a $289 million lawsuit claiming they failed to tell people of the dangers of Roundup? You may know of Roundup and may even be using or have used it in your gardens. Roundup is a chemical product based on glyphosate; the most widely used herbicide and crop desiccant in the world.

Monsanto lost the lawsuit to a local school gardener from California. The man was regularly exposed to Roundup and eventually got cancer. He was able to prove that Roundup is carcinogenic, and that Monsanto did not properly warn people about these dangers. The fact that a powerful corporation like Monsanto lost a lawsuit to a single individual should make us pay attention. There are now more than four thousand people lining up with their own law suits; people with cancer tied to Roundup.

GMO seeds used in modern day farming are designed to work with chemical herbicides like glyphosate. The build-up of glyphosate in crops is suspected as a leading cause of a spike in cases of autism, cancer, and long-term illnesses.

Think about this: If you have a chemical that is designed to kill pests and weeds, would you want to have that in your body? My answer is a clear NO. Besides, it has no nutritional value…

So how wide spread is glyphosate showing up in foods we eat? Well, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently did a study of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars. Glyphosate above the levels deemed safe (160 ppb) were found in 31 of 45 products. How about some Cheerios with milk and more than 1,000 ppb for breakfast!

Research studies have shown glyphosate to cause shorter pregnancies and lower birth weight. To make things worse, the kids that were born had a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

So, what can you do to protect yourself and avoid the dangers of herbicides and pesticides? First and foremost, you should buy and consume foods from someone you know and trust; foods that are certified organic (beware of fake certifications!) or guaranteed free from chemicals. Eat organic and all-natural wholefoods as much as possible. Leafy green vegetables will support and protect your liver from toxins. A healthy liver can process and bind carcinogens and help your body excrete them. Milk Thistle is well known to support liver detoxification. Chinese Schisandra has a similar effect.

Finally, you can take a look at the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” lists of produce that are most and least likely to be tainted with health damaging chemicals.

At ByNature we are passionately committed to bringing you guaranteed safe and clean wholefoods. We provide you with all-natural and 100% chemical free produce; directly from our carefully selected partner farms. We genuinely care for the well-being and health of you and your families. We care for the environment and go out of our way to ensure that our products are made and handled in ethical and sustainable ways. As close to nature as possible! Among our core values is an unwavering commitment to never cut corners and only make promises that we can keep. Our aspiration is to build a brand with the highest level of recognition and trust.