Glyphosate's Link to Cancer (& Your Food)
By now, you know that we are harsh critics of toxic chemicals, to say the least. While we usually focus heavily on toxic chemicals that are commonly found in personal care products, we also want to highlight toxins that may be lurking in your food (definite yuck). Because whether these nasty chemicals are in your food or on your skin, they're still making their way into your body, where they do NOT belong. One of these chemicals in the current spotlight is GLYPHOSATE. This is because California has recently listed this chemical as a known carcinogen. Why does this matter? Glyphosate is the most widely-used weed killer that gets sprayed on crops of food. Its use has drastically increased in the last 10 years. Furthermore, this weed killer has been linked to multiple types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The World Health Organization (WHO) is on top of this chemical too, calling it "probably carcinogenic to humans.” Yikes. So we tip our hats off to California, and anxiously wait for the rest of the States to follow suit.