Round-up is a mineral chelator. A chelator grabs something else, from the Latin word for “claw”. When it is sprayed on plants it grabs their minerals. Unlike natural chelators, like charcoal, which allow microbes to use the minerals after chelation, Round-up doesn’t. The most generous estimates for Round-up chelation say that half the minerals will be available again in 22 years. Minerals form the basis of nutrition. Round-up binds minerals so efficiently that fusarium, an ever-present plant pathogen in the soil, is awakened to kill the plant. Fusarium, like all disease, only affects life that is out of balance. The crop is not immune to Round-up. Round-up also takes the minerals out of the crop. In fact, it takes up to 90% of the nutritional content out of the food it is sprayed on! We are feeding our nutrition to a chemical!
“Why doesn’t the corn succumb to the fusarium?” The corn is genetically modified to be resistant to fusarium. Fusarium “bites” the weakened corn plant and a genetically modified gene produces a substance that is toxic to fusarium. Fusarium shows us what plants not to eat. It only decomposes the most nutritionally imbalanced plants. We’ve created plants that even though they are nutritional worthless they no longer are decomposed by fusarium. The potential for disease was taken away during growing the crop but that potential will be paid by the person or animal that eats the crop. We live by the same nutritional laws of Nature. What is healthy for the microbes is healthy for us! We are, in fact, 90% microbial and 10% human cells.
“What’s so bad about genetically modifying?” You better have a real good reason to genetically modify. The act of genetic modification reduces the nutritional content in the plant by another 90%! It is called gene drag. The corn parts on the molecular level don’t mesh well with the incoherent gene. It is like taking a Swiss watch and replacing a precise cog for a clumsy cog. Energy that could be used to produce better nutrition is going toward a clumsy toxin-producing gene. This causes inflammation in the plant. The corn plant, like all life, uses inflammation to help repair damage. The heat from inflammation encourages life to work faster. This takes energy. The corn plant has inflammation on the genetic level. Every cell struggles to create a toxin. Genetic modification causes chronic inflammation because the plant doesn’t have the tools to then ungenetically modify that clumsy gene. Therefore, since energy comes from nutrition, we aren’t only feeding our nutrition to Round-up, we are using it to overheat our plants! Ninety three percent of our food growing energy is going to chemicals and heat! I’d rather subsidize farmers to put cardboard cut-outs of corn in fields because they symbolize as much nutrition as we are currently growing and they are less toxic to the land!
My mom finally asked, “Why don’t you write about this, just the way you told me?”