Our environment is constantly and consistently being polluted by these corporations like Monsanto. Once they release these poisons, there’s virtually no way that their spread can be controlled. It’s the same thing with GMO’s as well. But this article here verifies that our food chain is being contaminated, this time by Roundup, generic name glyphosate. Glyphosate is a proven carcinogen, and not only is it being found in the food, but it’s also being doused over many of the crops that we eat, organic or not. Now how can Monsanto get a pass on contaminating our food supply as well as getting regulator approval on using a cancer-causing herbicide on plants that people are eating? Think about it…
It is the most important meal of the day, or so the saying goes. But, while enjoying your favorite breakfast, experts warn you may be eating more than you bargained for.A new series of tests by the Alliance for Natural Health-USA has revealed popular breakfast foods including eggs, bagels, wholewheat bread and coffee creamers include ‘alarming’ levels of a widely-used agricultural herbicide.
Ten of the 24 foods – both organic and regular – tested contained traceable levels of glyphosate.
It is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, developed by Monsanto and first released in 1974.
Increasing scientific studies point to glyphosate residues being ubiquitous in the environment, raising fears it could be common in foods.
Last year, the World Health Organization moved to classify glyphosate a probable human carcinogen.
It has been linked to a number of cancers, including breast, thyroid, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder and myeloid leukemia.
Gretchen DuBeau, executive and legal director of ANH-USA, said: ‘Glyphosate has been linked to increases in levels of breast, thyroid, kidney, pancreatic, liver and bladder cancers and is being served for breakfast, lunch and dinner around the world.
‘The fact that it is showing up in foods like eggs and coffee creamer, which don’t directly contact the herbicide, shows that it’s being passed on by animals who ingest it in their feed.
‘This is contrary to everything that regulators and industry scientists have been telling the public.’
Researchers purchased regular and organic versions of 12 popular breakfast foods and breakfast food ingredients, totaling 24 items for testing.
The categories tested were: flour, corn flakes, instant oatmeal, bagels, yogurt, bread, frozen hash browns, potatoes, cream of wheat, eggs, non-dairy creamers and dairy based coffee creamers.
The tests revealed 10 of the 24 items contained traceable levels of glyphosate.
Breakfast food Glyphosate level (parts per billion)
EPA allowable daily intake is 75 ppb
1. Instant oatmeal – strawberries and cream 1,327.1 2. Wholewheat bagels 491.9 3. Organic multi-bagels 151.5 4. Wholegrain bread – wholewheat 403.0 5. Organic killer wholewheat bread 136.4 6. Hot cereal – wholegrain 260.6 7. Large eggs 102 8. Organic cage-free, antibiotic-free large eggs 169 9. Organic coffee creamer 104 10. Organic soy creamer (non-GMO) 86 Source: The Alliance for Natural Health USA
The presence of glyphosate in eggs and dairy products supports the fear that the chemical is accumulating in the tissue of these animals, and therefore presumably also in human tissue, via a process called bioaccumulation.
Ms DuBeau said they decided to carry out the tests to see ‘how ubiquitous this toxin has become in our environment’.
‘We expected that trace amounts would show up in foods containing large amounts of corn and soy,’ she said.
‘However, we were unprepared for just how invasive this poison has been to our entire food chain.’
Furthermore, experts warned, testing for glyphosate alone does not even portray the full picture.
The amounts detected by the tests undertaken do not include any analogs of glyphosate, such as N-Acetylglyphosate, which is used by DuPont in its GMO formulations.
These analogs may also be present in food and would add to the amount of glyphosate accumulated in human tissue.
Glyphosate and its analogs are known endocrine disrupters for humans.
Ms DuBeau and her colleagues conclude that clearly Americans are consuming glyphosate on a daily basis.
The true safety of this chemical, just last year identified as a probably carcinogen by the WHO, is unknown.
Current EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards have not been rigorously tested for all foods and all age groups.
Evidence linking glyphosate with the increased incidence of a host of cancers is reason for immediate reevaluation by the EPA and FDA, the ANH-USA said.