Would You Like A Side Of Glyphosate With That?

in food •  3 years ago 

The non-profit Environmental Working Group recently conducted their Dirty Dozen annual report, investigating whether or not they might find pesticide residue on a myriad of produce samples. They look at thousands of samples, more than 40k or more, testing things such as strawberries, spinach, kale, and other items.

Their most recent report has discovered that a great deal of conventionally-grown produce has pesticide residue to be found.

The items which were found to have the most were items such as kale and strawberries. For example, over 90 percent of the kale samples had contained at least 2 pesticides or more. The test data comes from the US Department of Agriculture, where workers have tested the different fruits and veggies to look for that pesticide residue information.

This includes thoroughly washing and peeling a product before testing it for pesticides.

Some of the other items that made the list which have been found with more pesticides than others, are items like grapes, peaches, pears, cherries, potatoes, celery, and tomatoes.

Overall, it was discovered that some 70 percent of the conventionally-grown that is sold in the country has had pesticide residue.

"We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal," – Alexis Temkin, the group's toxicologist

Researchers have recommended that consumers opt for organic whenever they can to try and reduce their potential exposure to various harmful chemicals. This isn't to say that organic farming doesn't use its own pesticides, though they use organic methods and ingredients; not all organic farms however. If they cannot opt for organic, then it's suggested that they look for items that are less likely to be contaminated.

Some of the items that have been found to be less likely contaminated are items such as avocados, pineapples, onions, eggplants, kiwis, cabbages, and mushrooms.

Another recent consumer watchdog report has also discovered that a great deal of beer and wine have traces of Roundup in it.

They've even found it in organic beer and wine samples. It's reported that glyphosate had been found in at least 19 out of 20 brands that they tested. Their samples included Corona, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois, and others.

"If we're finding this level of glyphosate in wine and beer, even when we know the makers aren't using glyphosate, that to me indicates there's glyphosate in a lot of other products," - Cook-Schultz, program director for the organization that tested the samples

Despite the findings of the weed killer in the many samples that were tested, it's alleged that the amount of glyphosate that was found in the samples is far below any concerning level that might cause potential health harm in the future. However, they did note that the prevalence of the weed killer was troubling.


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The glyphosate in the beer doesn't concern me at all. The other pesticides on the vegetables is more of a concern. Most other pesticides don't have the safety profile that glyphosate does.

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And people wonder why there are so many afflicted with "IBS".... perhaps irritation from consuming contaminated foods.. perhaps over long periods of time.

makes ya wonder!

I have a feeling we will not escape this, no matter how we try. It has inevitably sunk into the water tables and although diluted, it is in everything. One part per million may not be harmful, but one part per million in a million things, well then it is an issue.

but one part per million in a million things, well then it is an issue.

No, not really. Unless you consumed a million things all at once. In which case you have more pressing issues :D

The directors of Monsatan belong in prison. Nope they infiltrate the FDA, which should be treason. Anyone? CRICKETS

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Only the directors? IMO it's everybody involved! Everybody who buys, uses or/and supports! But there are not enough prisons for all abusers and violators of nature... what should we do then?!

Maybe coming to your senses and stopping to finance the globalisation-mafia... no excuses?! Are you ready to start producing your own proper food?! Are you prepared for the change this revolution of the mind needs?!