Join us on a mission to ban glyphosate for good.
We believe glyphosate shouldn’t be anywhere near our food. We’re leading the charge along with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Ben & Jerry’s, MOM's Organic Market, Stonyfield Farm, Nature's Path Foods and Natural Grocers to ban glyphosate by calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect our families and our food. Will you join us?
We’re proud to be the first brand to have our entire line Certified Glyphosate Residue Free. What does this certification mean for you?
Well, glyphosate is a chemical in Monsanto’s signature herbicide, Roundup. The World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” and has linked its use to lymphoma.1 A growing number of countries are restricting or planning an outright ban on this dangerous chemical. Our certification means, quite literally, that we guarantee our premium supplements – made with real food from trusted farm partners – are tested free of residue from glyphosate.
A dangerous new trend has emerged.
The application of glyphosate by corporate agribusinesses as a desiccant takes the herbicide beyond its original purpose of being used in GMO crop production. It is being sprayed directly on conventionally-grown crops, like wheat and oats, during harvest. This process speeds up the drying, AKA desiccation process, but puts our health at risk. There’s a good chance this weed killer is in the food you and your family eat every day.
Recent tests from the EWG found glyphosate in popular oat-based foods at levels up to 8 times higher than what our scientists consider safe.3
Instead of curbing this dangerous practice, the EPA allowed Big Ag companies to spray 300 times more glyphosate on oats and other grains compared to what was legal in 1993!
The EPA has been protecting Monsanto’s bottom line instead of our health. But that ends now.
Glyphosate shouldn’t be sprayed on crops directly before harvest. Nobody wants to eat Monsanto’s glyphosate. It’s time for the EPA to protect our health and ban this use of glyphosate on oats! We’ve officially filed a legal petition with the EPA urging them to ban this use of glyphosate on oats—and you can help.
Today, the use of glyphosate as a desiccant has become increasingly popular; it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid. But already, nearly half of oat farmers use alternative methods to prepare their crop for harvest, such as fan dryers. Still, Monsanto and its Big Ag buddies are going to fight any common sense restrictions on glyphosate to the bitter end.
Glyphosate is everywhere, and it’s not “just” an herbicide. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and mineral chelator which may potentially immobilize nutrients and kill microbial life in the soil. Glyphosate is bad for soil health and bad for people, too. Not only does it affect crops it’s sprayed on, but it may also negatively affect your gut health.4
Gut check! Is weed killer in your supplements?
We’re working hard to revolutionize and regenerate our farming system, allowing more people to have access to healthy foods—free of glyphosate.
With MegaFood Probiotics, we support healthy gut bacteria, especially given the ubiquity of glyphosate which may negatively affects gut health!5 While taking a probiotic alone won't solve the problem, MegaFood is doing advocacy work that will. That’s Nutrition with Ambition™!