Updated: Aug 14, 2019
"Glyphosate binds (chelates) vital nutrients such as iron, manganese, zinc, and boron in the soil, preventing plants from taking them up. This could also have implications for humans and animals that eat GM glyphosate-tolerant crops, as it could affect nutrient value."
This is a really important effect to comprehend. Our soils are challenged due to modern farming practices. The realization that glyphosate is blocking the uptake of vital nutrients from the soil means the plants we are eating are not able to deliver the nutrients to us. This is a key reason why initially and for the short term, supplementation is necessary while following the RCP. I am hopeful that with time, increased awareness, and clean food sourcing we will be strong enough to rely on our dietary intake for our nutrients. Will it be possible to be 100% food based and not supplementing? I'm not sure - so much depends on the choices that the food producers, farmers, and government make going forward.
Glyphosate hangs around for a very long time. The downstream potential damage physiologically is significant. We all need to do our best to avoid foods contaminated or exposed to glyphosate. Glyphosate displaces glycine in our cells by mimicking or appearing close enough (chemically) that the body allows this bankrupting exchange.
Beyond avoiding glyphosate in your present and future food consumption, it is a good idea to work on detoxing the previous glyphosate exposures in your body. First line is clean food sourcing, second line is following the RCP - especially the chelating aspects of the protocol. And finally, if you have access to a homeopathic provider - have a discussion about a chelating formulation coupled with glycine replacement in the diet.