Internal Emails Say Glyphosate Found in Common Foods
For at least two years, as RoundUp lawsuit litigation has continued to grow, the FDA has been conducting tests on a variety of food samples searching for residue from the herbicide glyphosate, one of the most commonly used weed killers in the country. Though no official reports have been released, the Guardian obtained documents that show the government agency is having trouble finding any foods that aren’t contaminated with the chemical.
Chemical Exposure Via Food
An email sent from an FDA chemist to colleagues said that the man tested wheat crackers, cornmeal, and granola cereal that he brought from home and found a ‘fair amount’ of glyphosate in all of them. Further, the chemist said that broccoli was only food he had on hand that did not test positive for the weed killer. But because these foods were tested while the chemist was validating his methods of analysis, this information will probably not be included in official reports.
An official spokesperson for the FDA says that illegal levels of glyphosate have not been found in foods like eggs, milk, soy, or corn, but he did not comment on the information contained in the chemist’s emails. But experts say that exposure to the chemical at legal levels can be just as unsafe in the long run and that the cumulative effects of this exposure are not known.
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in products like Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and is at the center of litigation in which plaintiffs contend that exposure to the product can cause cancer. Monsanto is trying to bar evidence concerning glyphosate food residue from the court saying that the information could inflame the jury against the product maker.
If you have suffered cancer-related to glyphosate exposure such as Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, b-cell lymphoma, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia contact one of our Monsanto RoundUp cancer lawyers now. You may be entitled to seek justice and significant compensation for your Roundup exposure injuries.