New Report Alleges Mass Contamination of Food from Use of Glyphosate
A new report from The Detox Project alleges that pre-harvest spraying of crops with glyphosate-based weedkillers is leading to the mass contamination of foods that are essential to our diets. The report highlights glyphosate residues on everything from non-GMO whole wheat bread to oats. Some industry experts consider the report to be alarmist and say there are only trace levels of glyphosate at issue. Glyphosate-based herbicides are sprayed on 70+ crops including wheat, barley, oats, apples, almonds, grapes, and rice. The Detox Project claims that glyphosate products are being used “off label” as a drying agent. Glyphosate is registered for use as an herbicide and weedkiller for pre-harvest weed control of many conventional crops. The Detox Project is a research and certification platform that encourages transparency in the food and supplement industries. Whether the latest report is alarmist or highlights legitimate and serious concerns remains to be seen.
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Posted on 18 March 2022