Earlier this year, WHO officially announced that glyphosate, best-known as the herbicide Roundup, is a carcinogen. Roundup is synonymous with GMO crops, as GMO crops are specifically designed to grow with plenty of Roundup--in fact, between 1992 and 2012, farmers drenched crops in an estimated 2.6 billion pounds of glyphosate. 80 percent of global GMO crops are engineered to be "Roundup ready."
Given this prevalence, there are a lot of obvious places to expect glyphosate-laden GMOs, particularly in food crops. However, we should also remember that non-food crops are also susceptible to GMOs. Cotton female hygiene products, particularly tampons, have been examined more closely as of late.
The University of La Plata in Argentina performed a preliminary study finding glyphosate in 85 percent of cotton hygiene products. Sixty-two percent of the samples also tested positive for AMPA (or aminomethylphosphonic acid), a derivative of glyphosate.
Samples tested included locally-purchased gauze, swabs, wipes and feminine care products such as tampons and sanitary pads. According to Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez, glyphosate is usually sprayed when the cotton bud is open, which means the condensed glyphosate goes directly into the product.
Other natural options are available, including organic hygiene products, menstrual cups, cloth pads, and sea sponges.
All Doctor's Choice® products are produced with non-GMO ingredients, we make certain of this fact, everything that goes into our formulations are non-GMO and paraben free. We recognize the dangers of food / commodity toxicity and educate consumers of the importance of knowing the differences in order to make healthy choices.
Next Webinar with Founder/CEO Eldon Dahl Coming in December!
Topic: Immunity and Allergies Date: TBA Time: 5:30 pm (MST)
Bio: Eldon Dahl, Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Life Choice Ltd. Eldon has nearly three decades of experience in the naturopathic and natural healing industries. In his executive role with the company, Eldon oversees all daily operations, he also spearheads all health research into medical conditions—specifically anti-aging and chronic disease treatments.
Eldon graduated with a Doctorate of Naturopathic medicine in 1988, he entered the field after witnessing family members struggle with cancer and recognizing a connection between nutrition and disease. He attributes his success in the industry by not compromising on core values, and using the highest quality raw materials in all formulations. His mission statement of “Healing the Nation, One Person at a Time” really says it all.
Outside of his work with Life Choice, Eldon gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts offering free supplements to naturopathic satellite clinics.