A recent study by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found the highest amount of glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) in foods most people might never suspect as problematic. Worse than that, the study found that nearly one-third of all foods tested now contain glyphosate.
The CFIA, a Canadian federal government agency, tested 3188 foods over the previous two years and recently released their findings, which include:
Fresh fruits and vegetables 7.3 percent
Processed fruits and vegetables 12.1 percent
Grain products 36.6 percent
Juice and other beverages 16.3 percent
Bean/pea/lentil products 47.4 percent
Soy products 11 percent
Infant cereal 31.7 percent
Other infant food 30.7 percent
Overall, 29.7 percent of the thousands of foods tested contained glyphosate. While the government agency indicates that 3.9 percent of grain products and 1.3 percent of overall foods exceed maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by the government, these MRLs have never been scientifically determined or tested. I have read many studies and reports on glyphosate and have never seen a single study that shows that there is actually a safe amount of glyphosate to ingest, so the MRLs used in the study are truly a moot point. It is far more significant that almost a third of the food supply tested in the study contained glyphosate. That’s alarming and unacceptable.
Here are the top 10 foods to buy organic to avoid eating Monsanto’s Roundup:
Buckwheat Products 100 percent tested positive for glyphosate, with an average of 118 parts per billion (ppb)
Pizza Products 97 percent tested positive for glyphosate, with an average of 152 ppb
Chickpea Products 94 percent tested positive, with an average of 668 ppb
Bean Flour 91 percent tested positive, with an average of 1359 ppb
Oats 83 percent tested positive, with an average of 509 ppb
Millet products 82 percent tested positive, with an average of 69 ppb
Flour (other than those already indicated) 81 percent tested positive, with an average of 116 ppb
Soy Flour 73 percent tested positive, with an average of 534 ppb
Lentil Products 68 percent tested positive for glyphosate, with an average of 272 ppb
Pea Products 50 percent tested positive for glyphosate, with an average of 283 ppb
It’s also alarming and unacceptable that nearly one-third of all the infant foods tested contained glyphosate residues. Obviously, there are many possible factors for the skyrocketing rates of cancers, including childhood cancers, but I can’t help but wonder how many children’s cancers or deaths could have been stopped if we simply stopped feeding them food with residues of cancer-causing pesticides.