Why There’s Hope Amid The Doom and Gloom
We have every reason to be concerned about the prospect of glyphosate (and other chemicals) damaging our ecosystem as well as our bodies.
At the same time, our concern should not devolve into fear.
One of the things that I believe personally is that we were given a life of power, and of love, and of a sound mind – not of fear.
Meaning it’s great to be aware of things that endanger us, but we should not be gripped by the fear of the outside force that could harm us.
So, with that being said, let’s look at reasons to be hopeful.
1 – People Are Coming to Realize How Dangerous Chemicals Are:
I’m writing this article on July 5th, 2020.
Just a few weeks ago (June 23rd) the owners of Round-Up® (Bayer®) agreed to pay $10.9 Billion dollars in a settlement after the previous owner of Round-Up (Monsanto) was sued for knowingly selling their product despite knowing it could lead to severe disease.
The settlement is the largest of its kind and proves that there is a link to glyphosate usage and cancer.
This settlement doesn’t just mean that Bayer® admits that they’re culpable…
It’s a beacon to the world that shows we need to be careful about what we use on our crops and our lawns.
2 – Organic Food Usage is Exploding:
10 years ago, in 2010, the organic food industry was tiny (just 3.4% of food sales were organic) and the food was expensive.
In 2019 the organic food industry raked in $50 billion dollars worth of sales and grew to encompass 5.8% of all sales. That’s a growth rate of almost 100% and has enabled more people to gain access to the food, all while prices fall.
It’s believed by many prominent people in the health-food space that if organic foods were to account for 16-18% of total sales it could tip the scales to completely alter how food is grown in the United States. If we follow the same growth trends we’re on that could easily happen within the next 10-20 years.
Imagine how healthy we’d all be if the use of these dangerous chemicals subsided and the food we ate came from farms – and were grown in real soil with all the right nutrients in the right balance?
3 – Resetting Our Microbiome Isn’t Incredibly Difficult:
The fact of the matter is while glyphosate is definitely altering the microbiome of millions and millions of people…
Resetting it on an individual basis is not a monumental task.
All it takes is a focus on eating well (i.e. avoiding products you know might be contaminated with glyphosate), taking a few supplements that help modulate how your gut works (and probiotics aren’t all you can take) as well as being sure to get out in nature.
When we focus deliberately on changing how we eat, we can alter the course of our personal health as well as the global system.
The changes we make affect others.
And when millions of people are awake, and willing to make a change, the downstream effects will be undeniable.
Like Margaret Mead said – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
4 – The System Is Poised to Fail:
The last reason I have to be hopeful and that others have to be hopeful is that the way things are going right now simply isn’t working.
And because that’s true and millions of people are waking up to this fact by the month, it means we are going to self correct.
Human beings, as endowed by their creator, are incredibly resourceful and industrious.
And many of us realize that we are fast approaching the end of an era and will need to adapt quickly.
The good news is we can do that.
The power of the Internet will allow us to quickly share in the growth so that we can then bring the much-needed change to pass.
Something to look into regarding the restructuring of this change is an organization called Farmer’s Footprint.
This nonprofit seeks to “expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.”
It is by far one of the better organizations to stand behind and as more people begin to support initiatives like this it will lead to massive change.
Some Parting Words (and Videos)
It’s very easy to succumb to the overwhelming amount of negativity displayed on TV and the Internet.
Your decision to focus on the negative things, or the positive ones, won’t just affect your personal happiness, but can influence the fate of the world.
With that as my parting word, let me give you some links to videos you might enjoy that go deeper on the subject.