What is Enlist Duo & Why You Should Be Concerned?

Madeline: Posted 13/01/2015

As changes are made in commonly used herbicides and pesticides, it becomes more and more dangerous to be eating conventionally grown food. Enlist Duo is one of the newer herbicide that you need to be aware of, because it could be dangerous for your health and the health of your family.

What is Enlist Duo?

Enlist Duo is a new version of an herbicide, which was reformulated in a way so that it can deal with problems that have been encountered with previous herbicide formulas. This re-formulation was designed to overcome volatility issues, and it is actually a combination of two herbicides.

One of the biggest problems that conventional farmers face is that weeds have become more resistant to the herbicide chemicals that have been used. Over the years, farmers have increased the usage of herbicides and the weeds continue to develop higher levels of resistance to the chemicals. So, scientists have gone back to the drawing boards to create new herbicides in an attempt to reduce weed resistance.

Why are Herbicides So Dangerous?

Genetically modified organisms have completely changed the food industry and the common farming methods that are used. GMO crops are engineered in a way so that they can withstand the pesticides that are applied to kill the weeds. The chemicals are applied liberally to the fields to get rid of the weeds, but the food continues to grow because of the genetic modifications.

Because the weeds evolved and became more difficult to kill, the Dow chemical company re-engineered the seeds to survive with stronger chemicals. Then, the combination of Glyphosate and 2, 4-D was created as a powerful herbicide known as Enlist Duo. It is surprising to see that 2, 4-D is being applied to our food sources, because this chemical historically was used in Agent Orange, which was eventually banned in the Vietnam War. Why was it banned during the war? Who’s grand idea was it to have Agent Orange applied to the food sources today? Your guess is as good as mine.

Dangers of Enlist Duo

Researchers, scientists, and doctors have been looking at the effects of Enlist Duo, and many people are speaking out about the dangerous health risks of exposure to these herbicides. It has been found that these chemicals can have a negative impact on brain health, and potentially lead to problems including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

There are other health problems that might arise from pesticides as well. For example, it has been found that Glyphosate kills the healthy bacteria in the gut. The balance of good and bad bacteria in the intestinal tract has a direct impact on overall immune function, which means that your immune function is limited when you are consuming foods that have been treated with pesticides such as Glyphosate.

Pesticide usage has also been linked with Autism, thyroid disease, and reproductive problems. Even though there is increasing evidence that pesticides can cause serious health problems, these chemicals are still used in massive amounts.

How to Avoid Enlist Duo

It is estimated that 75% of the current food supply in the United States contain GMOs, which means that you need to be proactive to avoid these dangerous chemicals. Those GMO foods are treated with over 1 billion pounds of pesticides on an annual basis. The use of Enlist Duo will increase the amount of pesticides being used by as much as 170 million more pounds of pesticides on a yearly basis.

The best solution is to go organic. When you are choosing organic, non-GMO foods you can have the peace of mind to know that you are avoiding dangerous pesticides. Eat an abundance of organic fruits and vegetables. When you buy meat, make sure it is organic and pasture-raised. Dairy, such as milk and cheese, should also come from organic, pasture-raised cows.

Some people wonder why it is so important to choose organic meat, because they rationalize that the pesticides are being used on plants, not animals. But, you need to remember that the animals are eating the genetically modified plants that have been treated with pesticides. When an animal consumes those types of foods, the pesticides build up in the meat in concentrated levels, and you are eating the pesticides within the meat each time you take a bite. The saying goes, ” You are what you eat…what they ate.”

Also, it is best to completely eliminate processed foods. Most processed foods contain genetically modified ingredients that have been treated with pesticides. For example, corn is a genetically modified food and it is added to a large percentage of processed foods, either in the form of cornmeal, high fructose corn syrup, or a number of other ingredients that are manufactured from corn.

So, the best solution is to prepare your own meals at home, and always shop for high quality, organic ingredients. Your body deserves to be nourished with raw, nutrient dense foods.



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