Cancer Causing Toxin Found in Majority of US Foods
In light of the recent “RoundUp” law suit and the news of the nearly $2 Billion jury verdict issued against Bayer (owner of Monsanto, which produces RoundUP) towards anyone diagnosed with lymphoma while using Roundup – I thought I would let you know that RoundUp – aka Glyphosate – is found in more than just hardware stores as a weed killer for your lawn.
Glyphosate is an herbicide used to kill grasses and broad leaf weeds. There is a sodium salt version that used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops like wheat, corn and rice. First registered for use in the U.S. in 1974, its production has been directly proportional to the use of GM crops in the US.
Interestingly the following countries has banned the use of Glyphosate on food crops due to its label as a potential carcinogen (now confirmed carcinogen thanks to the recent law suit connecting its use to lymphoma):
Argentina, Australia Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Significant levels glyphosate has been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars, beer and wine and the majority of non-organic fruits and vegetables sold in the US. Sadly, most of these are popular children food items.
Tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (WEG) revealed glyphosate is present in all but two of the 45 oat-derived products in the US. Products with some of the highest levels of glyphosate include granola, oats and snack bars made by leading industry names Quaker, Kellogg’s and General Mills, which makes Cheerios.
How Much RoundUp Are You Eating ?
After more than 45 years of a “don’t look, don’t see” policy on glyphosate’s secondary side effects, many studies in recent years have suggested that RoundUp is found in nearly everything – even your tap water!
Here’s a sort list of the some of the most popular brands of foods that have been tested by the EWG, and other organizations, and found to contain dangerous levels of RoundUp
Beer: Tsingtao (49 ppb), Coors Lite (31.1 ppb), Miller Lite (29.8 ppb), Budweiser (27.0 ppb), Corona Extra (25.1 ppb), Heineken (20.9 ppb), Guinness (20.3 ppb), Stella Artois (18.7 pp), Samuel Smith Organic (5.7 ppb), Peak Beer Organic IPA (0.0 ppb – only beer to test negative)
Wine: Sutter Home Merlot (51.4 ppb), Berlinger Moscato (42.6 ppb), Barefoot Cabernet (36.3 ppb)
Snacks: Oreos (289.4 ppb), Stacy’s Naked Pita Chips (812.53 ppb), Lays Kettle Chips (452.7 ppb), Cool Ranch Doritos (481.2 ppb), Fritos Original (174.7 ppb), Goldfish (18.4 ppb), Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme (264.2 ppb), Lucy’s Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies (452.44 ppb), 365 Organic Round Crackers (119.12 ppb), Back To nature Cheddar Crackers (327.22 ppb), Cheez It (24.6-36.2 ppb), Kashi Soft Baked Cookies (275.5 ppb), Ritz Crackers (270.2 ppb), Triscuits (89.68)
Cereals: Original Cheerios (1,125 ppb), Honey Nut Cheerios (670.2 ppb), Wheaties (31.2 ppb), Trix (9.9 ppb), Annie’s gluten Free Chocolate Vanilla (55.13 ppb), Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (78.9 ppb), Raisin Bran (82.9 ppb), Kashi Organic (24.9 ppb), Special K (74.6 ppb), Frosted Flakes (72.8 ppb),
Common Food Ingredients Sprayed
The primary reason the above brands of beer, wine, snacks and cereals all test positive for round up is the fact that there are common ingredients among them all – ingredients what fall into the category of foods products most heavily sprayed with Roundup. This includes:
Lentils, Peas, Soybeans, Corn, Flax, Rye, Triticale, Buckwheat, Millet, Canola, Sugar Beets, Potatoes, Sunflowers and the biggest by far – Wheat
How Do Organic Brands Test Positive For RoundUp
The most obvious answer is cross contamination – either at the source of ingredients (an organic oat farm located next to a non-organic oat farm) or via the production process as many popular organic brands use the same manufacturing location that produces non-organic brands.
How Much Is Too Much?
Like most toxins, the ultimate answer is anything over 0.0 ppb is more than a human body is supposed to have access too. The ultimately question philosophically is this – can a human body that is divinely created handle toxins that are man-made? I think God, in His infinite wisdom, knew of what would become of this world in the year 2019 – and beyond – pre-programming our bodies with an ability to naturally detox. BUT – there is a limit to what your body can do on a daily basis. Exposure yourself to a large amount of chemical toxicity (RoundUp is just one of over 80,000 known toxins in our world today) and you quickly can overwhelm the system causing damaging effects of toxic burden – which leads to health degradation.
Can RoundUp Be Washed Off?
No method of washing fruits and vegetables is 100% effective at removing herbicide residues. The reason for this is glyphosate can penetrate into the plant and fruit itself which can only be removed by avoiding its consumption entirely.
Is Roundup (Glyphosate) Safe?
This all depends on who you listen to? Monsanto/Bayer will say it is 100% safe for use and has no human side effects. In fact, a 2000 review concluded that “under present and expected conditions of new use, there is no potential for Roundup herbicide to pose a health risk to humans”. There are now 13,000 farmers, gardeners and landscapers suing Monsanto/Bayer claiming its regular use and consumption is causing lymphoma – specifically Non-Hodgkin’s.