FDA Finds Glyphosate in Baby Food

Increasingly, non-GE non-organic crops like wheat and oats are being sprayed with Monsanto-invented-glyphosate weed-killer at the end of the growing season as a crop-drying desiccant. It’s for this reason harmful glyphosate residues are showing up in products like non-organic baby foods and oat cereals. Glyphosate has been designated a “probable human carcinogen” by a branch of the WHO.
Products containing glyphosate residues include conventionally-grown foods credentialed as being “Non-GMO.”
Such widespread use of glyphosate in non-organic foods explains why testing shows glyphosate is accumulating in human bodies. (http://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-found-in-urine-of-93-per…)
Thankfully, ORGANIC PRODUCTS – which avoid the use of synthetic pesticides – REMAIN A SAFE HARBOR FOR CLEAN FOOD. Jim

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products, including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies…

“…In the sample results shared, the levels ranged from nothing detected in several different organic oat products to 1.67 parts per million, according to the presentation.

“Glyphosate, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used weed killer in the world, and concerns about glyphosate residues in food spiked after the World Health Organization in 2015 said a team of international cancer experts determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. Other scientists have raised concerns about how heavy use of glyphosate is impacting human health and the environment…

“Even though the FDA annually examines foods for residues of many other types of pesticides, it has skipped testing for glyphosate residues for decades. It was only in February of this year that the agency said it would start some glyphosate residue analysis. That came after many independent researchers started conducting their own testing and found glyphosate in an array of food products, including flour, cereal, and oatmeal.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/fda-tests-confirm-oatmeal_b_12252824.html