Recently, a study finding Monsanto chemical glysophate in wines — organic and non-organic — made headlines. Now, the ANH-USA has released a new study that reveals the presence of glyphosate in a wide variety of breakfast foods. Oatmeal, bagels, eggs (non organic and organic), potatoes, and non-GMO coffee creamers have been tested and discovered to contain unallowable levels of glysophate, coming from Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. While there is an allowable glysophate level that a person can safely ingest, the levels found in some of these common morning favorites were six times that limit.
The EPA Allowable Daily Intake set for glyphosate is 1,750 ug (1.75 mg) per kg of bodyweight. And Roundup has yet to receive their 15-year toxicity reassessment by the EPA, which was supposed to be performed last year. Despite the lack of a recent assessment, Roundup still has the authority to spray their chemicals over an assortment of foods we ingest — and that animals ingest, too. With Roundup found in dairy products, it is clear that animals are ingesting the crops and the glyphosate chemicals are building up in their tissues.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has found evidence that Roundup plays a part in the formation of non-Hodgkin-lymhoma in humans. Their study was performed on farm workers in the United States, Canada, and Sweden. France’s own environment and energy minister, Segolene Royal, has even taken the initiative to ban this product from all garden stores in France. (Monsanto executives claim that the findings by the IARC on glyphosate didn’t include the “full body of science” on the herbicide.)
Science shows that weeds are becoming more resistant to herbicides such as glyphosates. When this happens, the herbicide spraying increases in an effort to stop weeds from growing — because of this, humans and animals have more exposure. The more exposure we have, the greater the risk of dangerous health effects.
With study after study revealing the virtually unavoidable presence of glysophate in everyday foods and beverages, it’s clearly time to stop Monsanto from dousing the planet with this hazardous chemical.