Bob’s Red Mill Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) In Its Oats

The article says “traces.” Remember, it doesn’t take much for glyphosate to act as an endocrine disruptor.

Here’s the lawsuit (pdf).

8 thoughts on “Bob’s Red Mill Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) In Its Oats

  1. Robert

    Is glyphosate in Bob’s Red Mill products because it’s ubiquitous in agricultural environments? Should we avoid Bob’s Red Mill in particular and assume that there would be no glyphosate in other brands?

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    1. Bix Post author

      These are good questions. My feeling is that other organic brands would be similar to Bob’s Red Mill.

      I read a USDA document years ago that said producers could use Roundup near organic fields, just not on them. So … driveways, field edges, that kind of thing? Also, if you send your grain away to be processed, are machines and storage containers cleaned between handling conventional vs. organic grains? Or is there dedicated equipment?

      Having these chemicals in the environment at all does make it difficult to keep them away from places they shouldn’t be.

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  2. Bix Post author

    Do you think that if something is sold as organic that there is an expectation by the consumer that it does not contain Monsanto’s Roundup?

    Or do you think we should have an expectation that organic food may contain glyphosate/Roundup, just not a lot? Then … who decides what “a lot” is? Monsanto?

    If organic food can contain comparable amounts of weedkiller as conventional food, why would the consumer pay more? And … who is checking these amounts?

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