The Poison In Our Daily Bread: Glyphosate Contamination Widespread In Essential Foods, The Detox Project, 22 February, 2022
For specific foods and specific stores, see their report.
The results of the most comprehensive glyphosate testing of food products ever conducted in the U.S. were released by The Detox Project on Tuesday, in a detailed report that shows the true levels of weedkiller contamination in essential foods sold by some of the top grocery stores in the country.
The world’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate, was discovered in a wide range of essential food products including bread, pulses and grains from top grocery stores such as Hy-Vee, Whole Foods Market, Amazon, Walmart and Target.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen according to WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and has led to the manufacturers of Roundup, Bayer/Monsanto, being forced to pay over $10 Billion in damages to gardeners, groundskeepers and farmers who are suffering with blood cancer (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma).
In what may be a surprise to many consumers, 18 of the 26 Non-GMO labeled products tested contained glyphosate, including two of the highest five levels discovered (535 ppb and 1040 ppb respectively).
Where is the glyphosate coming from and why is it in Non-GMO labeled foods? … Preharvest spraying (desiccation), an off-label use of glyphosate-based weedkillers.
This chart blew me away. The amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies trends with the amount used on crops – beginning in the early 1990s.
The data for that chart is from this JAMA study, a small sampling of older people, non-farmers, who lived in Southern California:
Excretion of the Herbicide Glyphosate in Older Adults Between 1993 and 2016, Journal of the American Medical Association, 2017
Animals consistently fed an ultra-low dosage of the herbicide with a 50-ng/L glyphosate concentration show hepatotoxicity consistent with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progression to steatohepatosis.
And … NAFLD is on the rise:
Conclusion: Nearly all countries or territories worldwide have experienced a significant increase in NAFLD prevalence. … Almost all countries showed a significant increasing trend in NAFLD prevalence over the past three decades. This drastic increase is alarming and suggests that NAFLD has emerged as a new public health concern worldwide.
– Prevalence trends in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at the global, regional and national levels, 1990–2017: a population-based observational study, BMJ Open, 2020
I mean, let’s just stop using it.