The Weed-Killer in Cheerios
Dave Murphy, Founder & Executive Director
Food Democracy Now
Is food that contains the weed-killer glyphosate
safe to eat?
This just in: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is suspending its testing of food for the weed-killer glyphosate, which goes by the trade name “Roundup.”
This also just in: Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project have published the results of independent tests that found glyphosate in Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Corn Flakes, Kashi, Cheez-Its, Ritz, Triscuits, Oreos, Doritos, Fritos, Goldfish, Whole Foods 365, Back to Nature, and many more.
Both news items follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s suspension of hearings last month into glyphosate’s possible link to cancer in humans, which follows last year’s classification of glyphosate as a class 2A “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization’s Agency for Research on Cancer.
That the Food and Drug administration has suspended its testing of foods for glyphosate, that independent tests have found glyphosate in a broad spectrum of popular foods, that the EPA has has suspended its hearings into glyphosate’s possible link to cancer, that the World Health Organization has classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, and that Bayer AG is trying to buy Monsanto for $66 billion dollars, lead us to ask...
Is food that contains the weed-killer glyphosate safe to eat?
Food Chain Radio & Forums #1,081 (Tags: Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now!, The Detox Project, glyphosate, weed-killer, Roundup, Monsanto, Bayer AG, Food and Drug Administratio, Environmental Protection Agency, World Health Organization, carcinogen)