Most genetically modified crops are designed to withstand sprays of herbicide, especially Roundup. There is the Roundup-ready soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, and alfalfa – these constitute about 85% of all the GMOs in the world.
When we look at the health and environmental impacts of GMOs, we should also look at the health and environmental impacts of Roundup and the other chemical sprays that are sprayed on other herbicide-tolerant varieties.
It turns out that Roundup is also sprayed on non-GMO crops as a pre-harvest desiccant to dry it down just before harvest. So consumers can have very high levels of Roundup, or its chief poison glyphosate, in the foods that had been sprayed just before harvest, like oats and wheat and all sorts of beans and lentils, etc…
The impacts of Roundup are particularly significant. It’s a very dangerous weed killer in our opinion, and it should never have been allowed in the marketplace in spite of governments that have approved it and claim that it does not cause problems. We show quite a bit of evidence that it does both to humans and to the environment.