See the Report: Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate
Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Raison Bran Glyyphosated
The testing report published by Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project revealed alarming levels (5 to 1125 ppb) of glyphosate in General Mills’ Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios; Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes; PepsiCo’s Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers; Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips; and many other popular food products. All were found to have glyphosate levels that present significant risks, according to the latest independent peer-reviewed science on glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s toxic Roundup.
Criticism of Testing Methods Fails
The publishing of ‘Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate’ was attacked by some of Monsanto’s main supporters, whose financial ties to Monsanto need to be properly parsed, either personally or through “grants” or other payments made to the universities that employ them. Dr. Kevin Folta (University of Florida) and Dr. Michelle McGuire (Washington State University) are two such individuals.
Doctors Folta and McGuire fired Monsanto salvos at the report on November 14, via Twitter. They both criticized the testing methods used, even before they understood what those were. However, after holding an e-mail conversation with the FDA-registered Anresco Laboratories, Dr. Folta withdrew his criticism, which he had already fed to several pro GMO journalists across the U.S.
On November 24, according to SustainablePulse.com, Dr. Folta stated: “I was contacted by the laboratory that did the analysis for them and I am comfortable that they did the detection 100% correctly. No question.”
Glyphosate Poisons Cereal
The statement of Anresco Laboratories’ expert statement regarding their new era of glyphosate testing can be found here: Anresco Lab Statement
Misinformation regarding safety of glyphosate
After failing in their first line of attack, Monsanto propagandists moved on to other possible ways to discredit the report.
They first tried the old ‘dose makes the poison’ argument. This fallacy has always been used by logically lazy and/or desperate industry-funded scientists. Dr. Folta is one of those industry scientists who still ‘believe’ low doses of chemicals are not dangerous despite mainstream scientific evidence that proves many chemicals can wreak havoc on hormones at extremely low levels (e.g. 0.1 to 3000 ppb).
Chemical industry funded science still suggests that dose and danger levels coincide; however modern independent science has discovered many toxic chemicals have as much or more of an influence on our health at low doses, especially when they are mixed, as is the chemical cocktail of Roundup.
A study from March 2015 noted the health costs to the European Union of hormone hacking chemicals is over $ 150 Billion yearly. The study stated that lower IQ, adult obesity, and 5% or more of autism cases are linked with exposure to endocrine disruptors.
Glyphosate a Hormone Hacker
Glyphosate is likely to be one of these hormone hacking chemicals according to independent science. See the evidence here.
Peer Review Criticism Absurd
Dr. Folta and colleagues have now taken to stating that they cannot trust the results because they are not peer-reviewed, even though they are all clearly aware of the difference between University studies and commercial laboratory reports.
This is an absurd attack. Minus any peer reviews whatsoever, millions of food samples in the U.S. are tested yearly and reported by FDA-registered labs, such as Anresco Laboratories, which has more than 70 years of testing experience.
Monsanto and its global poisoning business will be defended just as long as junk science researchers are rewarded by Ag-business giants like Monsanto.
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