Finally admitting that American conventional corn and soy are laced with deadly glyphosate, the FDA still has yet to admit that two major grains consumed by at least a 100 million Americans daily are also coated with carcinogenic weed killer.
A California judge has issued a landmark ruling that affirms the cancer-causing effects of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
The chronic sick-care system of America banks on at least 200 million people of all ages consuming pesticides daily in order to maintain peak capacity at doctor’s offices and hospitals.
In 2015 the USDA reported orange juice was the most consumed fruit juice in the United States and oranges were second most consumed fruit overall, just slightly behind apples.
The average person in America consumes 2.7 gallons of orange juice and 3 pounds of oranges each year.
“100% Pure Orange Juice” is a common claim used by many juice brands that allow consumers to feel safe when serving it to their families on a daily basis.
Call comes within days of EU Parliamentary hearing on the “Monsanto papers” and glyphosate’s toxicity. Image source.
On 16 October a cross-party group of MEPs demanded a phase-out of glyphosate by December 2020. They want a ban on non-professional use of the herbicide and use in public parks or playgrounds after 15 December 2017, when the current authorisation expires. The MEPs want the Commission to withdraw its proposal for a 10-year renewal.
Chosen Foods and Heavenly Organics have started a wave of Glyphosate Residue Free certified brands in the U.S., in what is being described as a “consumer-based push for transparency”.
The past week has seen the first wave of Glyphosate Residue Free brands entering the U.S. grocery market and many large brands including USDA organic and non-GMO certified brands have shown deep interest in the new certification.
New data was recently presented at a children’s health conference warning the public about the grave dangers of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killers like Roundup and similar herbicides. When glyphosate gets into the systems of expectant mothers, the risk of a number of adverse outcomes rises. These include lower birth weight, shorter gestation times and additional risks to the health of both the child and the mother.
In a win for consumer rights and safety, the OEHHA (California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment) has declared that glyphosate weed killer is a known, cancer-causing carcinogen. It will be added to the state’s Proposition 65 warning list.
Proposition 65, also known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” was passed in order to protect California drinking water from toxic, cancer-causing substances and those known to cause birth defects. Glyphosate designated “probably carcinogenic” by WHO in 2015
(NaturalNews) Recent research has pinpointed Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, as one of the main contributing factors to the drastic population declines experienced by monarch butterflies in the past 20 years.
(NaturalNews) The current issue of the Toxicology journal, details the first study in glyphosate's more than 40 years on the market, to study its effects on uterine development. In the study, a group of researchers injected newborn rats with a commercial dose of glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH), while a control group was given a saline solution.