The Hidden Dangers of Glyphosate: Why Choosing Organic Matters for Your Family’s Health


Today, we’re diving deep into a topic that’s been making headlines but might still be a mystery to many: Glyphosate, aka RoundUp. Many of you may have heard the name, and have probably used RoundUp to kill weeds in your lawn, driveway, or flowerbeds, but most people don’t fully know the how ubiquitous glyphosate is in our environment and our foods.

What is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely-used herbicide, commonly found in weed killers like Roundup. It’s used extensively in conventional agriculture, public parks, and even in some home gardens. But what you may not know is that glyphosate has been linked to a range of health issues, from cancer to hormone disruption.

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Why Should You Be Concerned?

Cancer Risks

According to a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, glyphosate has been linked to cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Hormone Disruption

Glyphosate interferes with the endocrine system, leading to hormone imbalances that can have long-term health implications, as highlighted by Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Impact on Children

Children are particularly vulnerable. A study found that kids had five times higher levels of glyphosate in their systems compared to adults. This is alarming because early exposure to harmful chemicals can have lifelong consequences.

How Can Eating Organic Help?

Switching to an organic diet can significantly reduce your exposure to glyphosate. A study found that both adults and children experienced more than a 70% reduction in glyphosate levels after just six days of eating organic food.

Most of the meat you purchase in the store has significant exposure to glyphosate. Conventional beef products come from cattle that live the last part of their lives cramped in a feed lot, being fed grain and corn to fatten them as quickly as possible. This grain and corn is grown as a monoculture where glyphosate and other chemicals are sprayed regularly to kill weeds. The corn and grain are genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate, so the feed they produce contains high levels of glysophate. This glyphosate is passed on to the consumer in the meat from these animals.

Why Choose Organic and Pasture-Based Foods from Willow Creek Ranch?

Lower Glyphosate Exposure

By choosing our pasture-raised and organic products, you’re taking a proactive step to lower your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals like glyphosate. We don’t use pesticides or herbicides on our farm, which means that they are not present in the livestock we raise. By buying beef, pork, and organic farm eggs from our farm, you know where your food is coming from and what your family is eating.

Healthier Livestock

Our animals are raised in a natural environment, free from harmful pesticides and herbicides, ensuring that the food you eat is as healthy and humane as it can be.

Environmental Benefits

Our farming practices are not just good for you; they’re good for the environment too. We believe in sustainable, regenerative agriculture that enriches rather than depletes the soil. South Louisiana and the Baton Rouge area is replete with environmental contamination and pollution. We’re trying to do our part to reverse that.


Your family’s health is your top priority, and it’s ours too. By understanding the risks associated with glyphosate and making the choice to go organic, grass finished, and pasture raised, you’re taking a significant step towards a healthier, happier future.


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Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Image Of Indirect Effects Of The Herbicide Glyphosate On Plant, Animal And Human Health Through Its Effects On Microbial Communities

Indirect Effects of the Herbicide Glyphosate on Plant, Animal and Human Health Through its Effects on Microbial Communities