Cornucopia’s Take: Given glyphosate’s suspected effect on human health at even very small levels, Canada’s finding of glyphosate in 30% of their samples is alarming. The U.S. had previously planned to test for glyphosate, but has recently abandoned the intended effort.
Canada finds excessive glyphosate levels in 3.9 percent of grain products
In testing an array of foods and beverages for the weedkiller glyphosate, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found excessive residue levels in 3.9 percent of the grain products sampled, says The Western Producer. The agency ran tests on 3,188 food samples, and while it detected traces of glyphosate in nearly 30 percent of them, only 1.3 percent of the samples overall exceeded the government limits.
The CFIA told the newspaper that it would not identify the types and names of the grain products that exceeded the residue levels. “The report will not include raw data, company or brand names,” said the CFIA in an email. “Information about individual companies and products are not included in the reports because the relationships between distributors and manufacturers of specific products may be confidential business information.” Read Full Article »