Roundup: Quick Death for Weeds, Slow and Painful Death for You

by Sarah Activism, Gardening, Green Living, Healthy LivingComments: 176

roundup is deadly

You’ve seen the commercials.

All American Dad, pump sprayer in hand, attacking those pesky weeds growing in the cracks of his family’s driveway with a vengeance. He chooses Roundup, of course.

Why?  Because Roundup kills weeds to the root so they won’t come back making you the laughingstock of your suburban neighborhood.

Roundup, Roundup everywhere. Most homeowners use it without a second thought. Many schools even use it, blithely spraying around planting beds and sidewalks where children walk and play, tracking its residues into classrooms, cars, homes and little bodies.

Roundup is indisputably the King of Herbicides and one of Monsanto’s most lucrative crown jewels. Not only is it widely used by consumers, it is also heavily used by industrial agriculture – more popular than any other herbicide worldwide. Its residues are found on the staple crops of the Western diet – sugar, corn, soy and wheat – and in the plethora of processed foods made with these foods as well.  In particular, GMO corn and soy are heavily doused in Roundup as these crops are genetically engineered to be immune to its withering effects.

The trouble is, while Roundup is highly effective at killing weeds, it’s also proving highly effective at killing us too – slowly but surely and insidiously – via Roundup’s deadly active ingredient – glyphosate.

While the pesticide industry maintains that glyphosate is minimally toxic to humans, new research published in the Journal Entropy strongly argues otherwise by shedding light on exactly how glyphosate disrupts mammalian physiology.

Authored by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff of MIT, the paper investigates glyphosate’s inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, an overlooked component of lethal toxicity to mammals.

In the in depth video interview below on her groundbreaking research, Dr. Seneff describes the mechanism by which the glyphosate in Roundup disrupts human biological processes.

The currently accepted view is that ghyphosate is not harmful to humans or any mammals because the shikimate pathway found in plants is absent in animals.  The shikimate pathway is involved with the plant’s synthesis of certain amino acids and is lethally disrupted by glyphosate.

What has been completely overlooked until now is that the shikimate pathway is present in beneficial gut bacteria, which play a critical role in human health. Gut bacteria aid digestion, prevent permeability of the gastointestinal tract, synthesize vitamins and provide the foundation for robust immunity.

Glyphosate Disrupts the Functioning of Beneficial Gut Bacteria

In synergy with disruption of the biosynthesis of important amino acids via the shikimate pathway, glyphosate inhibits the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes produced by the gut microbiome.  CYP enzymes are critical to human biology because they detoxify the multitude of foreign chemical compounds, xenobiotics, that we are exposed to in our modern environment today.

As a result, humans exposed to glyphosate through use of Roundup in their community or through ingestion of its residues on industrialized food products become even more vulnerable to the damaging effects of other chemicals and environmental toxins they encounter!

What’s worse is that the negative impact of glyphosate exposure is slow and insidious over months and years as inflammation gradually gains a foothold in the cellular systems of the body.

The consequences of this systemic inflammation are most of the diseases and conditions associated with the Western lifestyle:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • And the list goes on and on and on …

In summary, Dr. Seneff’s study of Roundup’s ghastly glyphosate uncovers the manner in which this lethal environmental toxin gradually and inevitably disrupts homeostatis in the human body with the tragic end result of disease, degeneration, and widespread suffering.

Still want to “shoot” those weeds this weekend with some Roundup and buy those unlabeled, GMO laced processed foods in the pretty packages at the supermarket?

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

 

Sources and More Information

Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

Institute of Responsible Technology: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide–Featuring the Darth Vader Chemical

Roundup More Toxic Than Declared

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

Dutch Ban Roundup, France and Brazil Likely to Soon Follow

Comments (176)

  • Miha K.

    I know how bad roundup is, but it is the only thing effective against japanese knotweed. By using extreme caution and following safety protocol including the disposal of injected stems and leaves, I am convinced glyphosate is safe to use. Unfortunately far less care is given elsewhere on the fields where crops grow, and that’s where the problem lies.

    May 31st, 2016 7:04 am Reply
  • Steve Ash

    Interesting post! I avoid RoundUp! I had great results on poison ivy with SALT base herbicide.
    My recipe: 120gr per liter of water.
    I have learn it on that website:
    poison-ivy-oak-sumac.com/fight-them/salt-vinegar-bleach-herbicide/

    April 19th, 2016 10:25 pm Reply
  • Neva

    I left the house yesterday when I noticed a massive sprayer going up and down the field next to the house. I can’t stop them from spraying round up. I can leave for a short time but it’s still there when I come back. Yes, I can buy organic foods but even then, it’s in the very air we breathe and the ground from which our water supply springs. They literally sprayed gallon after gallon of the poison. I’m saddened that the American Heartland is becoming the American Deathland. The only way to stop Monsanto is with our pocketbooks. Don’t buy Round Up. Don’t buy Enlist Duo. In fact, don’t purchase anything made by Monsanto or Sygenta. Let these companies die a rapid death instead of the slow death their products are inviting us to endure.

    August 1st, 2015 7:58 am Reply
  • nicholas

    I spray round up everyday in my work as this is my job,so will end up with all the problems which are listed in these comments.

    May 21st, 2015 2:06 pm Reply
    • Mike

      Hope you are using all the PPE you can Organic filter mask/gloves/goggles and dont wash clothes with anyone elses and rinse washing machine after each use.Use very thing you can to isolate your exposure.Monsanto will deny deny deny the USDA is a puppet of big seed and chem producers George Bush senior put them in that seat and it has never changed since.

      April 4th, 2016 2:59 pm Reply
  • Stevie

    Anybody ever hear of a weed whacker?

    Roundup and all the other chemicals people put on their lawns are toxic. Why would you put toxins where your kids play? Crazy!

    March 31st, 2015 8:30 pm Reply
  • Paula Tanksley

    I am very interested in promoting awareness of the effects of glyphosate. Could you please share your peer-reviewed research articles?

    March 2nd, 2015 12:02 pm Reply
  • name

    More than 90% of our grains and cereals including rice (UK and abroad) are subject to a pre-harvest spraying of roundup herbicide – a new but insane practice started in 2003. This has massively increased residue levels to 100 PPM and more, of this noxious substance in our bread and cereal. Research has clearly shown that roundup/glyphosate is responsible for cancers, endocrine disruption and cardiac arrythmia. The american government which is in the pocket of the makers of glyphosate last year massively increased the permitted residue levels in farm produce anywhere from 2 times to 25 times depending on the food stuff. Now they want to force this noxious waste and their gmo waste on europe by way of TTIP that is, if you are not already eating this garbage and you easily could be. Are you one of the million+ people who in the UK have atrial fibrillation? Bread or cereal is very possibly the cause.

    January 13th, 2015 10:40 am Reply
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  • dee

    I recently watch Dr. Seneff’s presentation on this. I used a ton of this stuff on my yard last year. :( I was pregnant at the time when my husband put a whole bottle on our back yard when we were redoing the yard. We had top soil delivered and put down not very thick though about 2 inches across the top in order to reseed. Well needless to say we used Pennington and got all weeds anyways. But two questions if GMO seeds get sprayed while growing it and it’s absorbed.. how can washing it with vinegar or salt and water fix the issue? Yes it takes it off the top, but isn’t is within the food as well? I am skeptical about levels and wondered if studies have been done- probably not. Second. What can I do to ensure this stuff is out of my soil? Is there a substance (like lime etc) that I can put on it or a bacteria that will destabilized it ?? anything??

    September 27th, 2014 11:19 am Reply
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  • Susan

    How can you clean or prepare your grains, seeds and beans to get rid of glyphosate? I regularly consume the ones at Sprouts but am not sure if they are getting ones sprayed with glyphosate and doubt I will get a stratight answer.

    March 23rd, 2014 8:33 pm Reply
  • Mark Aring

    Hi,

    I have used roundup three times now without knowing the devastating consequences about it. Can you please let me know much roundup is too much for the human body? Will it have an effect on me after three uses in the garden or do you have to have continuous exposure to it for it to be deadly? How sensitive would a pregnant women be to this? Would she be effected by it if she was say 50m away in the house? Your help is much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Mark

    March 8th, 2014 4:27 am Reply
    • Wes

      Mark,
      I am a professional landscaper an I work around an with roundup all day long. I spill it on me everyday. If you continuously get it on you like I do everyday it will eventually burn your skin and will eventually cause severe damage to your body. But after bout 5 to 6 time of getting it on you is when it takes effect of your body. I hope this helps you in the future.

      August 22nd, 2014 10:45 pm Reply
      • caitlyn

        Rounuup is toxic to humans and also the environment, using it will contribute to the pollition of our planet and also is just one product known to cause cancer. Supporting these companies isn’t positive, there are many alternatives to roundup that are natural and inexpensive- for example I use a mixture of vinegar, dr bronners soap, and salt (works just as well and you’ll save money, promote more natural ways of doing things, and you will decrease your contribution to pollution while preserving your health as well as the health of others. Roundup travels because its in our watershed so using it really is never controlled. I really care about the health of other people and I hope that one day Rounup won’t exist and neither will GMO foods and non organics.

        September 4th, 2014 12:48 pm Reply
    • zane.henson

      I so hope this was a joke comment, roundup is not toxic unless you consume an entire bottle even then it would probably just make you feel like crap for a while.

      May 6th, 2015 2:54 pm Reply
      • Viv

        Perhaps you did not read the article or watch the video; despite its labeling, Round-up is toxic because it disrupts the shikimate pathway in our gut bacteria, which in turn results in myriad degenerative diseases.

        August 30th, 2015 7:47 am Reply
      • Julie Collins

        Okay, so why don’t you drink it then ?? I have lived on a golf course for 4 years now (regretfully ), The chemicals they use and the neighbors using Roundup, etc is killing me. I had to leave my job last year due to these poisons! I was always healthy and these chemicals have messed my system up. This stuff is really happening. A lot of children are getting cancer from this stuff and other diseases.

        April 23rd, 2016 11:36 pm Reply
  • Jerome

    I ALWAYS wear a respirator

    March 7th, 2014 6:04 pm Reply
  • Marcia Bresson via Facebook

    What works on poison ivy, my husband is very allergic to it so we need something sure-fire.

    March 6th, 2014 9:09 pm Reply
    • Jerome

      Try Ortho Brush B Gone…….or Remedy

      March 7th, 2014 8:33 pm Reply
    • John

      I’ve used bleach, soapy water, etc and have had some success. The thing that works the best for the least effort is wait for fall right after the leaves have fallen off the plants. Get some thick rubber gloves with long gauntlets (like the ones they use for chemicals) and just pull it up by the roots. What I found is that all the ivy plants all over the place were from a couple dozen vines running all over the place. I put the plants/vines on a brush pile or in a swamp (where they don’t grow).
      Remember, you’ll never really eradicate it, just manage it. Small animals need it anyway, so I just remove it from the places my kids go.

      November 17th, 2014 5:24 pm Reply
    • df

      Grab a pair of gloves, long sleeve shirt, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow. Bring it to a burn pile and burn it. Get to work!

      June 5th, 2015 1:03 pm Reply
  • Dianna Brittain via Facebook

    :(

    March 6th, 2014 3:36 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Whitbeck via Facebook

    Very important video as part of this article. It is an interview with researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff and describes the connection of how glyphosate (key ingredient in Roundup) creates a problem with our gut bacteria, leaks and creates metabolic problems in us that results in gastrointestinal disturbances, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, infertility, alzheimers, autism, parkinsons. The video is an hour long but should be watched.

    March 6th, 2014 2:34 pm Reply
  • Marie McCabe via Facebook

    This is why for years I have been against spraying and pesticides. DDT has been banned for 40 years and it is showing up in the bodies of even small children. The bad thing is , there is very few places with virgin soil. Even organic farms may have been tainted with chemicals at one time. Scientists have shown a link already between pesticides and ADD and ADHD. Maybe the so-called “dumbing down of America”, may not be all the fault of poor schools.

    March 6th, 2014 12:52 pm Reply
  • Charlotte Sanders via Facebook

    Also linked to fatal kidney disease: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-roundup-kidney-disease-921/

    March 6th, 2014 11:32 am Reply
  • Charlotte Sanders via Facebook

    Roundup’s effect on the gut biome, the seat of all human health and immunity, is disastrous. http://grist.org/food/gut-punch-monsanto-could-be-destroying-your-microbiome/

    March 6th, 2014 11:20 am Reply
  • Mary Peebles via Facebook

    PLEASE consider not using round up

    March 6th, 2014 11:14 am Reply
  • Margie Bullard via Facebook

    get informed…

    March 6th, 2014 10:24 am Reply
  • Rebekah Rhodes via Facebook

    I would rather look at the weeds than use round up. Seriously people sop using that poison. You are poisoning everyone else so your yard can be thistle free?

    March 6th, 2014 7:46 am Reply
  • Gary Davis

    Hey, great information. Have you connected with Nutrilite the multi-supplement arm of Amway? They do much research is what I have heard.

    March 6th, 2014 6:06 am Reply
  • Mandy Walker Freese via Facebook

    just a shot in the dark .. and just a wondering thought . . Amy Sue Lee wonder if this is what’s behind the slew of severe birth defects in WA state ? babies being born without brains ? could be lots of things but its def a good time to bring light to the things we’d never realize . . or what we take for granted . .

    March 6th, 2014 4:12 am Reply
  • Melanie Crisp via Facebook

    If that’s true, then NO ONE is growing organically, right? We’re all using Roundup wether we like it or not :(

    March 6th, 2014 2:01 am Reply
  • Megan Elizabeth Mcbride via Facebook

    Well said,reposting.

    March 6th, 2014 1:08 am Reply
  • Jennifer Myers via Facebook

    Spray vinegar in the morning let the sun shine on them all day and the weeds die. Even thistle.

    March 6th, 2014 12:42 am Reply
  • Sabrina Elizabeth Lindsay via Facebook

    So I was watching an article about being “cheep” and a guy was using boiled pasta water on his weeds. He said it did not ruin the grass. He drained the pot directly into the weed/thistle patches and on the sidewalk cracks . He used all boiled water from veggies to pasta . I haven’t tried it because I gave up pasta a month ago.

    March 6th, 2014 12:15 am Reply
  • Donna McEachern via Facebook

    Vinegar and salt kill weeds. But will also kill your grass.

    March 5th, 2014 11:36 pm Reply
  • Abigail V. Ayers via Facebook

    I usually just pull the weeds.

    March 5th, 2014 11:27 pm Reply
  • Sandra Smith Reaves via Facebook

    I’m converting an old steam iron to try to kill weeds this year. I also have a miniature steam cleaner like for grout, etc., that I might try. Yes, I will have an extension cord to drag, but no chemicals in my garden!

    March 5th, 2014 11:25 pm Reply
  • Amy Gallagher via Facebook

    I have thistles and nothing works except round up

    March 5th, 2014 11:18 pm Reply
    • Ann

      Thistle is a 2 year plant. Cut the flowers off and stop it from seeding and it will disappear on it’s own in a couple of years.

      October 27th, 2015 7:52 am Reply
  • April Stephens Shirley via Facebook

    How about just pulling weeds? We did this when I was a kid. My parents never sprayed weeds back in the day.

    March 5th, 2014 11:17 pm Reply
  • Darcie Mayo via Facebook

    I have tried everything. Even salt.. I hate that round up works so well….vinegar just doesnt cut it…maybe a salt and vinegar approach?

    March 5th, 2014 11:09 pm Reply
  • Shanonn Keili Hale via Facebook

    Raj do you spray it on your lawn and it does the same as pesticide?

    March 5th, 2014 11:07 pm Reply
  • Raj Parsons via Facebook

    we use vinegar with a small amount of soap as an herbicide. works as well as Roundup without the negative impact on the environment, and it’s cheap.

    March 5th, 2014 10:46 pm Reply
  • Lindsey Reichmuth via Facebook

    Gross, I want to beg my neighbours not to use this

    March 5th, 2014 10:42 pm Reply
  • Sandi Hall via Facebook

    Straight vinegar kills weeds fast!

    March 5th, 2014 10:35 pm Reply
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  • Sarah

    I’ve read the article you cite, and it is not actually a research article as such – it is a narrative review, which takes a particular view of some of the available literature. I thought it odd that neither author has a clearly-stated background in biology or health science (usually one is a bit more specific than just stating ‘scientist’); and when I read the article I find that the authors use one reference to support their statement that a proposition is ‘widely supported’. I beg to differ – one paper is one paper, and I think some of the conclusions the paper draws are rather ‘long bows’. However, the conspiracy theorists will keep going, and keep peddling pseudoscience because scientists are mostly too cautious and too conscientious to screech hysterically about cause and effect until they have evidence that clearly demonstrates such. Hey-hum…

    August 28th, 2013 4:27 am Reply
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  • Mark Ludwig

    Good gravy people, you want to blame roundup for communism too? While I agree we should limit exposure to chemicals this whole video grabs a few facts and the extrapolates sweeping conclusions that are IMHO totally unjustified; roundup = school shootings? Did the NRA put you up to that one? Some of the studies cited have been totally debunked, esp. the French Rat study. The anecdotes are way too sweeping as well, 30 year Crones disease disappears in three days? Really? You can heal your intestines that quickly? The final comments on how grains get sprayed with glyphosate just before harvest is almost totally untrue, most grains dry down naturally or are heat dried after harvest. In rare cases beans may get sprayed to kill vines prior to harvest, but that would be atypical. Lastly if half of this was true, most of the farmers in this country would be stone cold dead. There is a fair bit of sloppy handling of glyphosate in the field as it is viewed as very safe, and compared to most other farm chemicals it’s pretty benign stuff. All of you worried that a pinch of roundup in to soil makes you yard poisoned ought to chill out, the inflammation caused by your worries is worse than the herbicide.

    July 9th, 2013 3:50 pm Reply
  • La Chica Organica

    Roundup, Formaldehyde in new clothing and furniture, Mycotoxins in water damaged homes and buildings, Perfumes which contain Petrochemicals, Paint fumes that disrupt our endocrine system, and the list goes on and on. If we truly want to stop attacking our bodies we must eliminate all of these things and more from our life.
    Great post! Keep up the good work

    Be cause your health matters,
    LCO

    July 9th, 2013 12:15 pm Reply
  • Sharon Hofmann

    Several years ago, a friend suggested I use rock salt (the kind you use in water softeners) to kill a huge poison ivy vine. It worked, and I have used it a few times since. Is there anything about this that is harmful to the environment?

    June 12th, 2013 10:47 am Reply
  • lucy

    my husband by mistake sprayed our yards to kill moss and glover ….our lawn is very bad ….how long does it take for the roundup to go away? is it killing the grass completely?we are so worry…and sorry….

    May 29th, 2013 1:54 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Nice to find this. It was a couple of weeks ago I was using Roundup in my yard, put it on top of the grill, thinking it was out of reach of my 3yo. Well, not so much. He got his hands on it and sprayed it in his 1yo brothers face. I panicked, called Poison Control, called the ER, called my dad (a chemist), washed his face directly under the faucet. Suffice to say he’s okay. During all of that I took the container and chucked it into the garage to be thrown out with the next days’ garbage pick up. I will be trying the Vinegar solution or hot boiling water this weekend. No more chemicals in my house.

    May 23rd, 2013 12:03 pm Reply
    • Thom

      if you believe it us harmful you children WHY did you put it in the garbage to possibly infect workers and landfills! READ and Follow label directions please

      March 3rd, 2015 4:49 pm Reply
  • MEM

    I am trying to find the answer to a problem. Why is my son has mild autism? No vaccinations, 100% organic food, and no toxic products in the house at all. My daughter has yearly signs of autism as well. I am so lost! We are on GAPS diet for more then a year. My Daughter did not have any junk food, grains and other GAPS illegal foods in her life. She was born with soft palate cleft which might be because of some nutritional deficiencies. Both kids were breast-fed for more then 1.5 year. They are pretty healthy on other hand, but why don’t they develop as other kids? I ate all organic for at least few years before my firs child was conceived. I used to have some packaged food, but primarily I always cooked my own food. I had my first baby when I was 35 and my husband was 48. We did heavy metal cleans well before conceiving. We had high mercury and I had high tin and lead levels as well.

    I was always aware of GMOs and all the spraying for conventional crops. We told landscapers never spray anything on our loan. Though they never used anything really bad before.

    I do not dismiss that vaccine and GMOs may cause autism and other delays in kids, but there is more to it. What could it be? It would be so easy if it was just vaccines and GMOs. I think there is something that makes a child autistic mildly and vaccines, GMOs, and other pollution just make it worse. ……. I wish it was that easy. (Yes, I really fill it is easy just to stop eating some foods, eat organic, cook your own, no GMOs, no vaccines, no chemicals. I did it all. I sacrificed my life for my kids and I have no problem doing it. I just wish I could see the difference in their condition.)

    May 23rd, 2013 12:09 am Reply
    • Sheryl

      It is wonderful that you work so hard to have healthier children. I am sure it has had a positive effect.

      But there are also things beyond your reach, such as the pesticide use of your neighbors. What is on their lawns? What is on parks near your home? Are you in a area that has farms?

      Also, there are a variety of sources of radiation, such as wifi transmitters, cell phone towers, radon… Even radioactive fallout is an issue. Radioactive contamination from Fukushima continues to spread worldwide, but the US government’s response is to stop monitoring for it. Radioactive particles from previous nuclear leaks and accidents, as well as from above ground nuclear detonations have also spread worldwide, and don’t magically go away. It is just added to “background radiation” and contributes to the rates of birth defects and cancer.

      You mentioned that you had high levels of heavy metals in your body before you conceived your children. Even though you did a heavy metal cleanse, these toxins and other environmental toxins already had a chance to effect your eggs, since they were in your body since you were in your mother’s womb.

      May 23rd, 2013 8:49 am Reply
      • Pam

        And that is why all of these health problems are such a mystery! MEM did all those things with perfectly good intentions, yet her children are showing autistic tendencies :( I did none of those (fully vaccinated, eat GMO’s and non-organic, ingest chemicals (dyes, MSG, HFCS, soda, processed foods), drank caffeine and took tylenol and zantac while pregnant; lived on Cheerios, water, and peppermint mochas for the first 3 months of pregnancy; BF was unsuccessful and my babies were mostly formula fed, we get the lawn fertilized, use Round Up… yet all 3 of my kids are perfectly healthy and have not one single allergy or behavioral/developmental problem. I feel a bit guilty when so many others are suffering such difficulties. I hope soon we will figure out what causes autism and so many other health issues.

        May 25th, 2013 5:35 am Reply
        • Scott

          I wonder that the autistic tendencies are more due to the genetic nature of the parents. That would be my bet, rather than the degree of ‘purity’ and balance of the diet and environment.
          My opinion: don’t have kids unless you’re rockin it socially and physically.

          December 24th, 2014 11:15 am Reply
    • Barb

      No vaccinations… Any IV’s? Any allergy shots? And injected vitamin shots? Any injected anything? Any illnesses while pregnant?

      December 26th, 2014 10:58 am Reply
    • Tommy Kennedy

      Hi MEM, I just want to comment back to you because I know your frustration. This answer might seem odd to you and most people that read it. I am just going to lay it out no matter the backlash. First of all this talk about all of these chemicals and all of their problems is really not the culprit. The real problem is SIN! And God has cursed mankind and this earth. Since the fall of Adam and Eve the whole earth and it’s inhabitants are in turmoil. God has cursed all of it and one day He will reverse the curse. We all have defects no matter who we are because we are all sinners and in need of repentance and The Lord Jesus Christ! Without Him we can do nothing and we can’t make sense of it all. It looks hopeless but with Christ in our lives we can understand the condition that we are in. All men are condemned to Hell with out God and we need to recognize that fact. Christ can set us free from this curse but we have to beg Him to save us and fall at His feet for mercy from His wrath. When He went to that cross He bore all of our sins in His own body. He shed His precious Blood for us all and then He rose from the grave on the third day and He lives forevermore. He is God in a human body and He lived a perfect life for you. All you need to do is repent of your evil works and trust in Him totally to save you. Cry out to Him and say God be merciful to me, a Sinner! Pray for salvation and then all of these things will make sense. Make Christ your Lord and Savior and believe in His resurrection from the grave. Hell is real and Heaven is real. You will spend forever in one of those two places. Please think about what has been said here and consider this strongly. God commands all men everywhere to repent and believe the Gospel. This is not optional but imperative. Jesus Christ is the answer to all of these questions! Thank you for your time, Tommy

      May 11th, 2016 5:09 am Reply
  • watchmom3

    Keith, it makes me sad to hear you make false statements. Why do you do that? I have spoken to so many well educated people who are aware of the true data. It doesn’t make you look smart; it makes you look like a smart aleck. Why do you want to hurt your own family? Your loyalty is misplaced. Hope you will reconsider; you too will pay the price for consuming toxins.

    May 22nd, 2013 9:53 pm Reply
  • Helen T

    We can all sign Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s petition to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act:

    http://www.jeffmerkley.com/petition/monsanto/

    May 20th, 2013 5:19 am Reply
  • Laverna Coleman

    Yes, thank you it is Vital to get this word out! because of ignorance we partner with these big corporations and are literally poisoning ourselves and loved ones. we need to make drastic changes in our lifestyles, what we eat, and how we handle things. also one extremely important note: perhaps more of you are finally hearing about the bees plight, which is having dire devastation for the bees and ultimately our food sourcesl there are some important petitions out now to try to help save the bees. time is urgent. And Monsanto and Bayer products (such as you are informing about) are the biggest contributors to the crisis.

    May 20th, 2013 12:22 am Reply
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  • wendell

    Nobody is against the farmers, Keith. We just want to know what we are eating and all the studies bought by Monsanto naturally favors them and the other purveyors of GMO foods.
    If GMO’s are so safe, why do they fight the labeling of same so the consumers can decide what they feed to their families? These foods and herbicides like Roundup also affect the very young more than adults because their bodies haven’t the fully functioning immune system as older adults. If there is one grain of doubt about the safety of roundup or gmo products, we should label them and let the consumer make an informed choice.

    May 19th, 2013 3:33 pm Reply
  • Keith Gillie via Facebook

    For example wheat is a cross of 3 grasses that humans developed 10,000 years ago. Has that modification proven ok? Wheat didn’t happen naturally.

    GMO products are the most studied food product in Human history before being allowed to be used. They are safe!

    GMO crops allow us to grow more grain on the same acres with way less chemicals (hebicides and insecticides). Better weed control means less tillage so we use less fuel and produce less exhaust meaning cleaner air. Less tillage to control weeds means less erosion. Better for the environment.

    We as farmers are doing our best to the grow the 3 f’s (food, fiber a fuel) for a world that needs these products. To take these tools like GMO away because of a missinformed and scared population would be a bad thing for the future of mankind!

    May 19th, 2013 12:16 pm Reply
    • IC

      Yeah, right. Cite your studies.

      May 19th, 2013 2:07 pm Reply
      • Helen T

        Keith – your comment sounds manufactured: very robotic way of presenting your case.

        May 21st, 2013 9:29 am Reply
    • Jana

      Keith – If you haven’t watched the referenced video, you really should. Then, decide whether you feel comfortable feeding Roundup Ready GMO crops to your family. I, personally, am not comfortable feeding these foods to my loved ones. I hope one day our world’s farmers come to view this issue the way I do, and use more organic methods to produce our food supply.

      May 22nd, 2013 4:22 pm Reply
    • Barb

      Actually, there are many alternative health practitioners who advise against eating wheat. I have read where people have problems eating modern wheat but no problem eating the ancient grains. Studying food products does not mean they are safe. And our modern farming techniques are not necessarily good for the planet. Why are the bees dying? Why don’t we know? If our science is so wonderful, why don’t we have the cure for cancer, why can’t we prevent it? Why do we still have a problem with sick bees? And the studies done that prove the safety of Roundup… who paid for them? In this country, we have the companies that profit from the products do the studies. Or we have universities that are funded by those companies do the studies. Hardly unbiased studies. And no matter how much you study anything, there can be something that was missed.

      Wheat has become a problem for many people. Why are people suddenly buying up gluten free products? This is a recent development. What changed in the wheat production other than the farmers spraying Roundup on the wheat before harvest?

      Somehow, the ability to produce more food that makes people sick, doesn’t seem like it is better for the future of mankind.

      December 26th, 2014 11:10 am Reply
  • Keith Gillie via Facebook

    “Special Precautions & Warnings:
    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dandelion during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.” WebMD

    May 19th, 2013 11:48 am Reply
    • IC

      Most herbs have this warning.
      Many doctors encourage avoidance of GMOs during pregnancy due to the unknown effects on the baby.

      May 19th, 2013 2:06 pm Reply
  • Keith Gillie via Facebook

    I will bet there has been more studies and testing of the safety of eating GMO crops than eating dandelions. Have dandelions been proven safe to eat???

    May 19th, 2013 11:41 am Reply
    • IC

      Um, in Europe they are a delicacy and have been eaten long before Roundup even existed. People go to farmer’s markets to get dandelions.
      And there are no long term GMO safety studies. NONE.

      May 19th, 2013 2:05 pm Reply
  • Keith Gillie via Facebook

    Hand pulling most weeds is like give the plant a hair cut. If you don’t kill the roots they will grow back.

    May 19th, 2013 11:36 am Reply
  • Kay

    We do not use weed killer because we eat some of those “weeds” that people despise so much LOL

    May 19th, 2013 5:47 am Reply
  • Krissy

    I just watched the entire video. Wow, this is incredible. I imagine most people are not watching the video, I would so encourage everyone to WATCH THE VIDEO:) Great post!!! People please send this out to as many people as possible. People really need to hear what is in this video….it ties into so much in all our lives…..ourselves, loved ones, friends.

    May 19th, 2013 4:38 am Reply
  • Stephen Blackbourn

    I watched the interview with Dr Seneff the other day. Fascinating stuff and worrying too.
    A good reason to go organic as much as possible in my view.

    May 19th, 2013 4:11 am Reply
  • Anna@Green Talk

    It all depends on whether the weed is an annual weed or a weed that is comes back year after year. Kitchen vinegar doesn’t work. I even tried my steamer and that didn’t work.

    Burn-out is a commercial vinegar spray that you can use. It browns the weeds.You need to follow the instructions and spray when the temperature is above a certain degrees. Wear gloves. I wrote about my experience using the product on my blog. (http://www.green-talk.com/2009/08/22/say-no-to-round-up-weed-killer-jury-still-out-on-safer-burnout-ii/)

    Sarah, you can remove the link if I wasn’t suppose to put it in the comments.

    Since I have a lot of weeds, I have started using the flame weeder. It seems to be working.

    May 19th, 2013 3:24 am Reply
  • Anastasia @ eco-babyz

    I’m glad I’ve never used it and never even thought of having something so toxic in our house anywhere near the kids. If we ever had a home of our own (we’re in a condo/town home now), I don’t even see why we need to be so obsessed with removing every single weed. A lot of weeds have healing qualities actually and I think a variety of vegetation in the yard looks much better than a green, artificial looking, ‘perfect’ lawn.

    May 18th, 2013 11:20 pm Reply
  • KathyandDerek Martin via Facebook

    It is watered down Agent Orange.. and the best part… it is in the GMO seed and transferred to the plant…. so if you eat GMO… you are eating it anyway… and thus… is it a wonder why so many people have digestive problems…

    May 18th, 2013 8:47 pm Reply
  • Cathleen

    Glyphosate also harms us in another very important way. It kills honeybees.

    And since one out of every three bites of food we eat is due to pollination by the honeybee, the loss of the bees can seriously affect our food supply. Honeybees not only pollinate fruit and nut trees, and vegetables, but they also pollinate the clovers and alfalfas that our livestock eat. Yes, there are wild or native bees and other insects that do pollination, but no other insect is as dedicated and as thorough at pollination as the honeybee. The success of the agricultural industry in American is due greatly to the introduction of the honeybee from Europe in the 19th century. Do whatever you can to protect them when they visit your yard.
    Cathleen

    May 18th, 2013 12:23 pm Reply
    • Beth

      Good point! So, let’s add that to the list:

      Gastrointestinal disorders
      Obesity
      Diabetes
      Heart Disease
      Depression
      Autism
      Infertility
      Cancer
      Multiple Sclerosis
      Alzheimer’s disease
      KILLS HONEYBEES – – – no more food

      May 18th, 2013 7:03 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    I tried the straight white vinegar this week. It isn’t the great indiscriminate weed killer that the website I got it from says it is.

    It is killing some weeds, not all of them, but it takes time.. I am on the 3rd day of spraying on the weeds & they are still alive, browning, but still alive.

    So if you have time & lots of vinegar, I guess it will safely kill most weeds.

    May 18th, 2013 11:19 am Reply
    • Krissy

      I think I’ve read to use salt and a small amount of dish soap mixed in with the vinegar.

      May 19th, 2013 4:30 am Reply
    • IC

      The vinegar works best on a sunny day.

      May 19th, 2013 2:02 pm Reply
  • Leslie Ridenour via Facebook

    Keith Gillie, are you being facetious? Round up ready corn and soybeans are genetically modified and hence not really that edible. I wouldn t exactly be bragging that I was that foolish if I were you, at least not on this site!

    May 18th, 2013 11:07 am Reply
  • Cari

    Has anybody had success with vinegar and white top?? Great info!!

    May 18th, 2013 10:46 am Reply
  • Sheryl

    Thank you for your bravery in posting this, Healthy Home Economist! The USA needs to follow the example of Ontario, Canada, and put the health of citizens ahead of the need of pesticide manufacturers to make money. Pesticides (including weed killer) used to make lawns look “pretty” should be banned. http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/category/pesticides/index.htm

    May 18th, 2013 10:45 am Reply
  • Gregory Schmidt via Facebook

    I believe it is spelled glyphosate

    May 18th, 2013 10:39 am Reply
  • Shirley Zupancic via Facebook

    Interesting. Glad others understand the slow poisoning that is taking place. Maybe we can save our future generations.

    May 18th, 2013 9:09 am Reply
  • Joseph Skrip via Facebook

    Scary

    May 18th, 2013 9:09 am Reply
  • Connie

    Follow-up question to previous question…I also have wild dandelions and wild strawberries growing that we’d love to eat, but is it safe? Is anything really safe anymore?

    May 18th, 2013 7:18 am Reply
  • Connie

    How long does Roundup stay in the ground? I know my husband has sprayed some weeds before, and I have no idea about previous landowners. However, I’m needing to move soil around my yard and I want to grow more food. I can’t afford to buy “new” soil (and wonder if that would technically be free from Roundup anyway!) but I’m still concerned.

    May 18th, 2013 7:15 am Reply
    • B

      It persists in the soil for a very long time, contrary to marketing claims that it degrades quickly. I would avoid that area, or build very high raised beds and put a barrier in the bottom.

      May 18th, 2013 5:27 pm Reply
    • EC

      There are ways to build soil health and encourage the soil to repair itself. You could have free wood chips or manure delivered and spread it thickly over suspect areas. For the latter, you’d want to find out how they feed and care for the animals and what kind of bedding is used. You could also look into planting some of the things that pull and store toxins from the soil (phytoremediators.)

      For now, you could plant berries and fruiting plants – pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, we know that this part of the plant holds the least amount of toxins, and hold off on root crops and herbs until your soil has had time to build up its microbial life again. Healthy, active soil has the ability to process and bind up pollutants.

      May 20th, 2013 11:59 am Reply
  • Michelle Rowland via Facebook

    Please don’t ‘toss out that container’, it’s toxic waste, take it to a toxic waste disposal site.

    May 18th, 2013 2:28 am Reply
  • Helen T

    I’ve used the boiling water and vinegar – but then I saw an ad in a
    horticultural magazine for ‘flame weeders’ or ‘weed wands’.

    Google search for flame weeders:
    https://www.google.fr/search?q=flame+weeder&rlz=1C1SAVA_enFR505FR505&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=GPuWUaL9DISY0QWbhYCoDQ&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=799

    I would pass on this below unless you need an industrial strength weeding system. I’ve seen municipalities use this for urban areas:
    http://www.flameengineering.com/Red_Dragon_Propane_Torch_K.html

    This is more for the home garden:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFCrrPBPDiY

    In fact I have a version (another brand) using the smallest gas canister – the bunsen
    burner size. It works so well, especially on weeds peaking through gravel or on
    a reconstituted stone patio. I believe the smallest gas canister lasts 2 hours and you can go into a contemplative zen state just doing it.

    Look at ads in horitcultural magazines – you’ll find it!

    May 18th, 2013 12:13 am Reply
  • Tom Riley via Facebook

    the weeds come back….people who knows

    May 17th, 2013 11:49 pm Reply
  • Keith Gillie via Facebook

    We are planting Roundup Ready corn now and will be seeding Roundup Ready soybeans in the morning.

    May 17th, 2013 11:14 pm Reply
    • Joyce

      Trollie Trollster.

      May 19th, 2013 5:10 am Reply
    • shey

      keith, do us a favor, when you spray this years crops leave the windows and if possible the door to the tractor open. And if you have the extra roundup put an extra dose on…….youre great…..thanks!

      April 28th, 2014 2:12 am Reply
  • Zeena Monasa via Facebook

    Todd Omel, are you running to your garage to throw it out yet?

    May 17th, 2013 11:13 pm Reply
  • Brenda Yost via Facebook

    I am encouraging my daughter to play with the dandelion seed heads so we will have enough later in summer!

    May 17th, 2013 10:21 pm Reply
  • Teresa Hicks Marksbury via Facebook

    funny, i’ve just realized i’ve never used weed killer. I prefer the work of pulling the weeds! Good stress relief. I like weeds, they give the lawn character. 😉 Unfortunately both our neighbors use this!

    May 17th, 2013 10:13 pm Reply
  • Joyce Lenardson via Facebook

    I work at an organic farm. They don’t use any weed killer, they use us! I work in exchange for oranic produce. :)

    May 17th, 2013 9:44 pm Reply
    • Kay

      Ha ha! :)

      May 19th, 2013 5:46 am Reply
  • Leah Menard Fink via Facebook

    You couldn’t pay me enough to buy Monsanto’s poison – we’d never have that stuff around. Especially when white vinegar works just as well and doesn’t line the pockets of those creeps!!

    May 17th, 2013 9:35 pm Reply
  • Anita Messenger via Facebook

    And when you do toss it, be sure to take it to a drop off for hazardous waste disposal, not just in the trash! Speaking as a person who owns a trash/waste business…you don’t want this junk in the landfills.

    May 17th, 2013 9:21 pm Reply
  • Cassie @ The Thrifty Couple

    Stephanie is my aunt, seriously! She is absolutely brilliant and she really gets me thinking about life and health issues starting many years ago with sunblock :) I am a health nut, primarily because of my dad – (her brother) but it all runs in the family! Thanks for posting. I knew she was very much involved with this research, but it was a bit of a shock to see her video in your blog post. And I have followed you for a while, so it was a bit of fun too :)

    May 17th, 2013 9:20 pm Reply
  • Robyn Whyte via Facebook

    Not the gas tank, put it in the salad dressing bottle!

    May 17th, 2013 8:37 pm Reply
  • Robyn Whyte via Facebook

    To dispose of this call your government officials. All depends on where you live.

    May 17th, 2013 8:36 pm Reply
  • Taunia Roberts via Facebook

    pour it in a Monsanto employee’s gas tank

    May 17th, 2013 8:36 pm Reply
  • Taunia Roberts via Facebook

    I would sometimes copy my whole announcement, then created another post with the corrections and delete the bad one

    May 17th, 2013 8:35 pm Reply
  • Taunia Roberts via Facebook

    i know. don’t fret, it’s happened to me plenty

    May 17th, 2013 8:33 pm Reply
  • Suzanne Lange via Facebook

    We have a container of that poison crap in our garage! How DO we dispose of it?

    May 17th, 2013 8:33 pm Reply
  • Health-e-links via Facebook

    Thanks & shared. Hopefully, none of our dear readers are using this toxic product!! :)

    May 17th, 2013 8:26 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    FB won’t let me edit it which is a pain.

    May 17th, 2013 8:22 pm Reply
  • Kristine Niessen Hitt via Facebook

    White vinegar instead

    May 17th, 2013 8:21 pm Reply
  • Colleen M Griffen via Facebook

    hate round up!

    May 17th, 2013 8:21 pm Reply
  • Jannelle Hurney via Facebook

    How would someone go about disposing of such a dangerous chemical?!

    May 17th, 2013 8:21 pm Reply
  • Vicky Simmons Larsen via Facebook

    What is the best way to dispose of these poisons?

    May 17th, 2013 8:20 pm Reply
    • Antoinette Halberstadt

      In many parts of BC Canada, the Regional District does a “hazardous waste roundup” (no pun intended) in communities. On a certain day you can bring all your poisons, leftover paints and solvents, etc etc to the collection point. Try ‘phoning your County/ Regional District or equivalent about this.
      Alternatively, you could check if the hardware store that sold them to you will take them back, but don’t give them to them unless you are sure they dispose of them responsibly!
      WHATEVER you do, don’t flush them down the toilet, which just puts them into the wastewater stream, polluting rivers and oceans and fish and birds and making its way back to us!

      May 22nd, 2013 12:11 am Reply
  • Vicky Simmons Larsen via Facebook

    Not tooting my own horn, but for years people been telling me to use Roundup for my weeds and I just didn’t want to. Hand pulling is a b–ch, but I don’t want to use poisons. Even more glad after all this!

    May 17th, 2013 8:20 pm Reply
  • Jannelle Hurney via Facebook

    no biggie

    May 17th, 2013 8:19 pm Reply
  • Taunia Roberts via Facebook

    yeah, what the hell else r we suppose to eat during a depression?

    May 17th, 2013 8:15 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    The blog is fine … it’s just the FB post that has the typo.

    May 17th, 2013 8:15 pm Reply
  • Taunia Roberts via Facebook

    you should fix that and republish- or updat blog post

    May 17th, 2013 8:14 pm Reply
  • Kristine Peterson Rudolph via Facebook

    I actually just noticed that hubby still has a container of it stored way up high (I am short!) in our garage, so it’s like you are speaking right to me! 😉

    May 17th, 2013 8:13 pm Reply
  • Tonya Romano Walsh via Facebook

    Some “weeds” are actually good for you. Dandelions :)

    May 17th, 2013 8:09 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    Oops, spelling wrong … meant glyphosate. Long day.

    May 17th, 2013 8:09 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    Do you know of anything that works that could be used commercially? I have wanted to get Round-up out of my husband’s business (lawncare), but he just hasn’t been convinced that anything will work as well.

    Boiling water sounds good for the DIY, but what can be done for someone employed in the industry?

    p.s. I understand if you do not have time to research this, Sarah. It’s ultimately my (our) responsibility.

    May 17th, 2013 5:41 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Try an organic nursery. I have a pretty big one where I live and they do have options that use vinegar, clove oil, and salt mixtures that work.

      May 17th, 2013 6:19 pm Reply
      • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

        We also have an professional organic lawncare service in our community so I know it can be done. We don’t use it ourselves, but others have told me it is wonderful if you live in a community that requires lawn maintenance and you want to get away from pesticides and herbicides.

        May 17th, 2013 6:20 pm Reply
      • james

        we have had trugreen take care of our lawn the past 7 years..last year they killed it.Now they have slit seeded it with 100lbs. of seed do they use round up or some other bad chemicals..what can we do?

        May 24th, 2013 4:41 am Reply
  • Helen T

    You know what this subject is? The mother of all blog posts.

    May 17th, 2013 4:45 pm Reply
    • Helen T

      And, thank-you…….

      May 17th, 2013 4:48 pm Reply
  • JoAnn

    I worked in the lawn and garden center at walmart for 9 years and was constanly exposed to round-up and loads of other poisons, Do you have any suggestions on what i can do to specifically detox round-up and repair the damage done by it?

    May 17th, 2013 4:08 pm Reply
    • Aluyanna

      You might consider get your hair tested for heavy metals. If I were you I would google Andy Cutler Hall and his protocol for heavy metal removal. There are yahoo groups…but I believe one of the better ones is Adult Chelation. Get on there and post your concerns and they can help you get started…supplements to help and how to do it.
      A lot of the problem with many of these toxins is the heavy metal exposure. This group addresses the removal of these and how to do it safely. But be sure you only do the Cutler protocol! It is the only really safe one that I am aware of. You can also google round-up and find out what the toxic things are in it. Mention it on the forum and they should be able to guide you.

      May 18th, 2013 3:09 pm Reply
      • Aliyanna

        Sorry, doing a round of chelation….so not quite with the program. lol I would still go for the hair testing….this sounds as if it works similar to mercury, invasive and slowly destroying the gut and body. If your exposure has be stopped and you start to clean up your body…then you can address more easily the issues that this causes. Mercury is just as insidious, and it can be dealt with and I am sure that this can be, too.

        May 18th, 2013 3:18 pm Reply
    • Linda

      Start taking antioxidants , especially Curcumin. My husband used to love Roundup and worked in landscaping as a young man. About 18 mo. ago, he developed some leg pain which turned out to be Peripheral Neuropathy, but after having extensive lab work to rule out other things , the Dr. found some abnormal protein levels in his blood. He was referred to an Oncologist who told him he had a 30% chance of developing Multiple Myeloma and he needed to have labs every 3 mo. to monitor the levels. After doing some research I found that Roundup is linked to Multiple Myeloma so I made him stop using it immediately and started cleaning up his diet . We began juicing and drinking green smoothies and supplementing with antioxidants including Curcumin. I began ridding my kitchen of packaged and processed foods and we started eating “cleaner”. I am happy to say that by the 2nd lab test, his levels were back to normal! His Oncologist calls him his “miracle patient”! We now either pull our weeds by hand or he uses his Weed Dragon which is a hand held burner attached to a propane tank. You can find them online. FOOD CAN HEAL YOU!

      May 19th, 2013 12:49 am Reply
    • B

      If you watch the video (everyone should!!!), the origin of the damage is to the gut, so in addition to the other suggestions I would focus on healing the gut (GAPS intro diet, homemade broths, kraut juice, pastured animal fats, etc.)

      May 20th, 2013 4:05 pm Reply
  • Karen

    When I was working in pro-ag I witnessed a Monsanto rep drink a shot of Round-Up to prove how safe it is. He said he did this at nearly every presentation he gave.

    Wonder what happened to him?

    May 17th, 2013 2:39 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Roundup doesn’t kill you right away like drinking a shot of hemlock … it kills you slowly and painfully through inevitable breakdown of the immune system and the wide range of ailments and conditions that stem from that. It would be interesting to know what happened to that guy though!

      May 17th, 2013 3:00 pm Reply
    • B

      Roundup is worse than DDT. I doubt he’s alive. If he is alive, he is certainly not well.

      May 18th, 2013 5:22 pm Reply
    • Anastasia @ eco-babyz

      I thought that’s how farmers in India committed suicide (the ones driven into debt by being forced to buy Monsanto seed each growing season)

      May 18th, 2013 11:12 pm Reply
      • Trisha

        They use pesticides if I recall correctly, rather than herbicides.

        May 20th, 2013 5:48 pm Reply
        • Antoinette Halberstadt

          Lots of people are unclear as to what “pesticides” are. Herbicides ARE pesticides. “Pesticide” is the umbrella term for all the stuff that kills ‘pests’: Pesticides include herbicides (plant-killers), viricides (virus-killers), bactericides (bacteria-killers), insecticides (insect-killers) and so on.
          For those who want to understand more, check out “pesticide” in Wikipedia.
          And yes, the Indian suicides are such a tragedy! I forget which pesticide they’re killing themselves with when they find themselves more and more in debt to Monsanto, but I think it’s a Monsanto product.

          May 22nd, 2013 12:00 am Reply
    • Kay

      Holy cow. What an idiot! Talk about being blindly and ignorantly loyal to a company.

      May 19th, 2013 5:44 am Reply
    • Sheryl

      It is likely what he was drining was not really Roundup.

      May 19th, 2013 10:49 pm Reply
      • Sheryl

        drinking

        May 19th, 2013 10:50 pm Reply
    • Sheryl

      It seems likely he put something less toxic in the bottle.

      March 23rd, 2014 9:15 pm Reply
    • Misti

      Hmm wonder if it was actually Round up or something non toxic.

      April 16th, 2014 10:47 am Reply
  • Bonnie

    What are some healthy, safe alternatives to killing weeds?

    May 17th, 2013 2:10 pm Reply
    • Karen

      I’ve heard that vinegar works.

      May 17th, 2013 2:18 pm Reply
      • Mary

        You would need to use 10% vinegar and pit a few drops of soap in it to make it stick. Spray under the leaf if possible. I’m in fl and have nasty torpedo grass everywhere. I’m trying to get rid of it but can’t find the Vinegar in the town I’m in. Any other ideas?

        May 19th, 2013 9:43 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      I use a tea kettle full of boiling water like Grandma. Works very well.

      May 17th, 2013 2:48 pm Reply
      • Diana

        I concur with Sarah – boiling water straight from the kettle.

        May 19th, 2013 4:03 am Reply
    • adam bosschieter

      Try growing a bucket garden. The ‘weeds’ are not a problem.
      Second, who convinced us ‘weeds’ are weeds.
      In NZ where I was raised we found out that sheep need to eat weeds in their diet or they become trace mineral deficient.
      Maybe we just need to relearn how to garden or farm, and stop following the ‘piper’ who only want us to be a CONSUMER for his profit.

      A problem on our part is lack of EDUCATION in TRUTH, and second dealing with the deception we are fed through our sources of information.
      What a blessing it is to be able to read Sarah’s HHE emails.
      As we learn we can choose to stop BUYING the corruption and with numbers starve these organizations into bankruptcy.
      Thank you Sarah.

      May 18th, 2013 7:03 pm Reply
    • Gordon @ Sustainacycle

      Use equal parts of 20% vinegar and orange oil with a tsp. of molasses. Spray all surfaces of the weed thoroughly. Results within a day. Total kill within a week, usually.

      May 22nd, 2013 12:10 pm Reply
    • Phyllis

      One cup of salt, one half gallon vinegar and 2 tbsp.. of dish soap. I use a sprayer to apply. Also I saw where someone said boiling water and that works too. If you have snails just dig a shallow hole and set a dish in it then fill with beer ( I buy the cheapest I can find) snails go in and drown. If you Google you can find a safe cure for almost anything.

      April 13th, 2014 10:54 pm Reply

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