Yard food

Purslane and dandelion are two great plants that can be found in many lawns. The shocking faith awaiting them is always a spray of RoundUp, because we care more about Monsanto finances than our own health; and also because city ordinances have labeled them weeds.
Purslane has extremely high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as significant amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper.
Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It’s a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even some vitamin D too. Dandelion also contains protein, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years as a food and as a medicine to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression.
We are ignoring a growing body of evidence on health impacts associated with exposure to RoundUp, such as endocrine disruption, organ damage and birth defects. Users of RoundUp have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We are not challenging the terrorist companies when they list deadly research results as trade secrets. Not surprisingly, the EPA and USDA consider this poison a reasonable choice, as we fail to hold our public agencies responsible. The result of our aloofness: the US Geological Survey has found RoundUp in our air, rain, streams and surface water.
We are so smart.

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