Roundup kills weeds but it also kills beneficial insects, earthworms and other essential soil organisms, according to consumer education group Beyond Pesticides. It has a half-life of 47 days in the soil and has been found to persist for months in soil that is deficient in microorganisms. Adding compost to soil can reduce contamination.
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Joan Norton, M.A., is a licensed psychotherapist and professional writer in the field of women's spirituality. She blogs and has two published books on the subject of Mary Magdalene; "14 Steps To Awaken The Sacred Feminine:Women in the Circle of Mary Magdalene," and "The Mary Magdalene Within."