The FDA announced it would start testing certain foods for residues from the most widely used weed killer in the world, glyphosate. It seems that the FDA has finally succumbed to public pressure on security issues.
Private groups, citing alleged risks to human health, have advanced and conducted their own testing in recent years and claim that they have found glyphosate residues in breast milk, honey, formula milk, wheat flour, soy sauce, and a number of other foods.
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What exactly is glyphosate? According to the National Pesticide Information Center, Glyphosate (also called Round-Up) is an herbicide that kills most plants by preventing specific enzyme pathways needed for growth.
Monsanto, who has glyphosate, has also made genetically modified plants (created "Round"). Although this looks like a miracle formulation, the concern is the safety of using this product in plants intended for human consumption.
In fact, many countries have banned the use of glyphosate or are in the process of evaluating evidence in consideration of doing so. Some of these countries include Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Norway, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Bermuda, and Russia.
They cited evidence linking the use of glyphosate with various adverse health effects. 3 In 2015, the International Agency for World Health Research for Cancer classified glyphosate as "likely carcinogenic in humans" based on a review of the study.
Given concerns around the world, it is interesting that the FDA had never tested glyphosate before. They routinely test food for a large number of pesticides to monitor the security of our food supply.
The Glyphosate test is always skipped, claiming it is "too expensive and not needed to protect public health." 5 It is unclear how they came to conclusions about our collective health, but it seems they finally changed their tone.