Yes, we all know that killing weeds is very easy. You just have to go to the local store (any store), get a bottle of Monsanto’s Roundup (which is the most popular herbicide in the world), just spray and that’s it! The annoying weeds and plants are gone!
Monsanto’s Roundup – facts you must know: the active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which can be found in more than 750 different products sold in the United States alone. These products have all been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency as safe when used as directed.
But, a recent study, conducted by group of researchers at the King’s College in London is the latest to prove that glyphosate is not “safe” by all standards. Here’s what you need to know:
“Gene disturbances associated with the chronic administration of ultra-low dose Roundup reflect a liver and kidney lipotoxic condition and increased cellular growth that may be linked with regeneration in response to toxic effects causing damage to tissues.
Observed alterations in gene expression were consistent with fibrosis, necrosis, phospholipidosis, mitochondrial membrane dysfunction and ischemia, which correlate with and thus confirm observations of pathology made at an anatomical, histological and biochemical level … Our results suggest that chronic exposure to a GBH in an established laboratory animal toxicity model system at an ultra-low, environmental dose can result in liver and kidney damage with potential significant health implications for animal and human populations.”.
This means that even the smallest traces of the chemical-roughly the amount that you ingest every day from conventional food or the amount you’re exposed to through clothing, hygiene products, or even just from a daily walk through a city park treated with Roundup- is enough to disturb your DNA.
The Increasing Weight of Evidence
Yes, you should know that hundreds of glyphosate studies have revealed its toxicity. The experts have discovered that this harmful substance can cause bad side effects, such as: skin tumors, rhinitis, leukemia, testicular cancer, and neurological deterioration. Another study, conducted by group of experts in 2012, has discovered that glyphosate, when mixed with the surfactant POEA (polyoxyethylene amine) found in Roundup, became even more toxic! And to be exact, it became 450 times more toxic. DNA in fish was altered after just twenty-four hours of exposure to a heavily diluted solution. An earlier study of POEA found it deadly to human embryonic, placental, and umbilical cord cells.
Well, the bad thing is that Monsanto’s Roundup isn’t just used on weeds that grow in sidewalk cracks. This harmful product is used in commercially-farmed food. And the poisons from it invade the genes of the plants that we’re eating, killing the necessary bacteria in our digestive system and causing illness and disease. The experts have linked glyphosate’s inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact with autism. A group of experts at the MIT have “found” that by 2025, one in two children will be autistic. They said that this is partially because of these toxic substances. And the worst thing about this is that these harmful chemicals don’t stay on the plants you want to kill. Yes, that’s right – these harmful chemicals seep into groundwater, are blown by the wind, and evaporate into the air. One spritz to a dandelion in the driveway can end up on the tomatoes in your backyard.
Well guys, this means one thing – you should ditch Monsanto’s Roundup and use natural alternative instead! This homemade alternative is extremely effective, and the best thing about it is that it’s completely safe and all-natural! This homemade non-toxic week killer is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
Non-Toxic Weed Killer
You will need the following ingredient:
- Organic raw apple cider vinegar
Yes, it’s very simple – just fill a spray bottle with ACV. How to use it – just spray directly onto weeds, preferably on a sunny day. The acetic acid of the vinegar will cause them to wilt and die (it’ll take a few days). Note: if you want to get the best results out of this technique, you should spray the weed every day. And be careful, because apple cider vinegar is “non-discriminatory” —which meant that if this mixture gets on your flowers, they will dry as well.
Note: for more aggressive and more “powerful” weeds, you should try the recipe below. The Epsom salts will cause the unwanted plant to burn and dry out. Soap is the surfactant, holding the other ingredients in place on the undesirable greens until they meet their demise.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Gallon ACV
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 1/4 cup non-toxic dish soap
Here’s what you need to do – just mix the Epsom salt with the apple cider vinegar in a bucket. Mix well, until dissolved. Add dish soap and gently stir to mix. Then, you need to pour this mixture into a spray bottle. How to use it – it’s very simple, you just have to spray directly onto weeds to coat. The best time to use this spray is on sunny days. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.