Researchers from the Abraxis Center in Pennsylvania together with Boston University have presented a report that shows evidence of the herbicide "glyphosate" in high amounts in food products such as honey bought in Philadelphia, United States.
The results showed that honey from countries that allow genetically modified crops contained much more glyphosate than countries that limit or prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
The analysis showed high amounts of this herbicide, which is why it is deduced that other foods whose results were negative could have contained glyphosate at levels below the minimum limit.The most impressive results were found in honey: Of the 69 honey samples analyzed, 41 samples showed glyphosate concentrations above the LOQ method, with a concentration range between 17 and 163 ppb and a mean of 64 ppb. In other words 59% glyphosate.
Even more surprising were 5 samples of organic honey that contained 45% glyphosate. Henry Rowlands, Director of Sustainable Pulse, stated: “This sad news shows how widespread glyphosate is in our food. With the increase in crops, it is increasingly difficult to avoid its presence in our meals.
If you ask anyone if they would allow the levels of toxic chemicals like glyphosate in their bodies, the answer, of course, will always be 'No'. It is a fact that the scientific and regulatory process cannot demonstrate “safe” levels for these chemicals ”.
In addition to the comparison of the production method (conventional vs. organic), the honey results were evaluated according to the country of origin of the pollen. The results showed that honey from countries that allow genetically modified crops contained much more glyphosate than countries that limit or prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
Every year the use of this phytosanitary increases substantially, significantly damaging beekeeping.
Glyphosate has also been found in the breast milk of American women tested.
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