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Excerpt: "The widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk and infant formula."

Glyphosate has been found in breast milk. (photo: Shutterstock.com)
Glyphosate has been found in breast milk. (photo: Shutterstock.com)


Toxic Weed Killer Glyphosate Found in Breast Milk, Infant Formula

By Environmental Working Group

12 April 15

 

he widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk and infant formula, according to media reports.

“When chemical agriculture blankets millions of acres of genetically engineered corn and soybean fields with hundreds of millions of pounds of glyphosate, it’s not a surprise babies are now consuming Monsanto’s signature chemical with breast milk and infant formula,” said Ken Cook, president and co-founder of Environmental Working Group. “The primary reason millions of Americans, including infants, are now exposed to this probable carcinogen is due to the explosion of genetically engineered crops that now dominate farmland across the U.S.”

“Through their purchasing power, the American consumer is fueling this surge in GMO crops and the glyphosate exposure that comes with it,” added Cook. “It’s time the federal FDA require foods made with GMOs be labeled as such so the public can decide for themselves if they want to send their dollars to the biotech industry that cares more about profits than public health.”

According to a report by Carey Gillam of Reuters, laboratories are receiving a surge in requests to have everything from food to urine samples tested for glyphosate in the aftermath of last month’s announcement by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer that the weed-killer is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

“The requests keep coming in,” Ben Winkler, laboratory manager at Microbe Inotech Laboratories in St. Louis, told Gillam. Winkler said his lab is getting several testing requests a week since the announcement by the WHO, up from three to four requests a year for glyphosate, Gillam Reported.

“People should be concerned,” Cook said. “If a few lab tests have found glyphosate in honey, soy sauce, baby formula and breast milk, it’s a fair bet the herbicide is in a number of other products most Americans are consuming or in contact with daily.”

According to press reports, food companies have submitted a number of products, including breakfast cereals, for testing. Many mainstream cold cereals are made with genetically engineered ingredients, including GMO corn where the bulk of glyphosate is used.

“The food companies should come clean with their test results and let customers know if they’ve been buying and eating products that contain glyphosate,” said Cook. “People should be aware if the food they and their families are eating include a pesticide so strongly linked to cancer.”


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+18 # babaregi 2015-04-12 17:00
You may know it as: Roundup
 
 
+4 # Street Level 2015-04-12 22:56
Others may know it as a de-scaler (it's original use.) It's also been patented as an antibiotic. 1ppm kills all bacteria EXCEPT Listeria and Salmonella.
 
 
+6 # corals33 2015-04-13 03:01
Is this a manhattan project type scenario or do the "scientists" who work for these monsters know what they do. If this is what the glorified educational field produces at the end of the day we can look forward to a long dark night.
 
 
+4 # warrior woman 2015-04-13 05:48
The first article below is comprehensive in its detail and the second provides the list of crops that are desicated prior to harvest by being sprayed with RoundUp to increase yield.
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Roundup_of_Roundup.php

Monsanto Pre-staging Harvest Guide
http://roundup.ca/_uploads/documents/MON-Preharvest%20Staging%20Guide.pdf This PDF provides a list of crops that are “desiccated” prior to harvest with RoundUp or glyphosate: Wheat ..pg 6 Feed Barley .pg 8 Tame Oats. . pg 10 Canola .. pg 12 Flax.pg 14 Peas . pg 16 Lentils .pg 18 Soybeans .pg 19 Dry Beans pg 20
 

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