• A Film Embarking on Chemical Pollution

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    Chemical pollution is everywhere, from the food that we eat to the water that we drink and even to the air that we breath. We all know that these chemicals are not good for our health. Then why these chemicals are still on our food? Check out the article we found over at PreventDisease.com on a film embarking on chemical pollution.

    Producer and Director, Ed Brown is once again embarking on another investigation into uncovering the truth as it relates to the chemical pollution in our bodies. 40 years ago, a chemical was born. It's in our food, water, air, soil, blood, urine and breast milk and according to Brown, it's time to show the world that we're not Roundup Ready!

    Ed Brown's debut documentary Unacceptable Levels took on the entire toxic chemical industry; he is now prepared to take this one chemical to task. It is time to pull back the curtain on the most widely used herbicide in the world. 

    Glyphosate. It is the key ingredient in “Roundup,” a broad-spectrum weed killer developed by Monsanto. It has become the number one selling herbicide worldwide, due to the increase in the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops, which are genetically engineered to withstand multiple applications of the weed killer during the growth cycle. It is also used in residential gardens and neighborhood parks around the world. For 20 + years Monsanto has claimed that this proprietary weed killer is safe.

    But a host of recent studies have linked Roundup and glyphosate to an alarming number of diseases threatening animal and human health; including obesity, infertility, cancer, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, autism and Alzheimer’s Disease. Also, we now understand that it is inside our bodies. More importantly, it is entering the bodies of our newborn children through breast milk.

    In July 2013, despite countless letters and documents submitted in protest, the Environmental Protection Agency raised the maximum allowable residues of glyphosate in our food (most likely to accommodate the levels already routinely detected) – up to 30 times higher. Now officials are attempting to raise the allowable chemical residue of glyphosate in many important food crops that we eat everyday, including vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, flax and sunflower seeds. The current allowable levels are already many times higher than has been shown to destroy the gut bacteria of chickens–so what is it doing to us?

    It is time to investigate glyphosate’s impact on human health and the environment. It's time to stop raising the residue limits for a chemical that has potentially harmful effects on our health. It's time to stop the use of glyphosate altogether, unless and until peer-reviewed independent studies of glyphosate prove its use to be unquestionably safe.

    Brown's team is committed to revealing the truths behind one of the most profitable synthetic chemicals – a chemical, not a company – in the history of this planet. The film intends to not only expose this chemical to higher scrutiny, but also to demonstrate how we have allowed its unrestricted use in the United States and across the globe without a complete understanding of its effects. It is time to focus our attention on what this chemical has been doing to us for the past 40 years, and why its use has been allowed so readily.

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