American honey contains weed killer

American honey contains weed killer

American honey contains weed killer, according to recent research from U.S. Right To Know, a public interest group.

Glyphosate, the most commonly used weed killer in the world, is also now one of the most controversial chemicals in the world as well.

The chemical, which is the main ingredient in the weed spray Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” according to a recent statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Back in February, we reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would start testing food for glyphosate levels.

The agency is now considering assignments for Fiscal Year 2016 to measure glyphosate in soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs, among other potential foods,” FDA spokeswoman Lauren Sucher told American food news media outlet Civil Eats.

The new research from U.S. Right To Know showed the following details and test results conducted by the FDA:

There is no legal tolerance level for glyphosate in honey in the United States, so any amount of detectable glyphosate in honey could technically be considered illegal. Some of the honey tested by FDA had glyphosate residues at 107 parts per billion, well over the 50 parts per billion set as a maximum allowed in the European Union, the documents state.

An FDA scientist was disturbed by the findings. He wrote in an email: “One of the issues I found is that it is difficult to find blank honey that does not contain residue. I collect about 10 samples of honey in the market and they all contain glyphosate.”

In more concerning news about glyphosate, recent research from Moms Across America showed that glyphosate was even found in some childhood vaccines. Read our report for more information on which vaccines were affected.

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Glyphosate found in childhood vaccines.

REFERENCES:
1. “FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food.” Civil Eats. Civil Eats, 16 Feb. 2016. Web. 23 Sep. 2016.
2. “Evaluation of Five Organophosphate Insecticides and Herbicides.” IARC Monographs 112 (2015): n. pag. International Agency for Research on Cancer. World Health Organization, 20 Mar. 2015. Web. 23 Sep. 2016.
3. “American Honey: Same Great Taste but Now With More Weed Killer.” TakePart. TakePart, n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2016.
4. “FDA Finds Glyphosate Weed Killer in U.S. Honey Samples.” US Right to Know. US Right to Know, 15 Sept. 2016. Web. 24 Sept. 2016.

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