Organic farming practices yield better ethical results, but there are also major health and environmental benefits. Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients like antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and contain fewer chemicals that can pose health risks. Despite these benefits, most farming in the United States is not organic. That’s because the herbicide Roundup has made itself essential to commercial farmers. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, a chemical Monsanto patented in 1974. It effectively killed unwanted weeds in crops. A few years later, Monsanto genetically modified seeds to be resistant to glyphosate. Crops could then ... Read More
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