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Not only does organic food have pesticides, which the $100 billion Big Organic industry would rather you forget, but it even has synthetic pesticides. And that “Non-GMO Project” project sticker won’t save you, because Kashi GoLean Original cereal had been “verified” by that piece of paper also. Yet it still had glyphosate, according to an analysis.
Of course, GMOs and pesticides are different, though you wouldn’t know it by listening to Union of Concerned Scientists or Natural Resources Defense Council or the other anti-science groups using them interchangeably, so technically having a synthetic pesticide means it can still be non-GMO.
Should people who trust that Non-GMO label or Organic be worried? It depends on if you understand toxicology. In March, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) committee declared glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans, though to be fair they say that about everything. The caffeine in the coffee you have with breakfast is 18X as toxic as glyphosate.
These tests are always a little fishy because they are fishing expeditions. A group of moms commissioned a study to find pesticides in breast milk and, presto, a crappy lab said they found just that – it turned out to be nonsense but not before NRDC, Environmental Working Group, and all the rest sent out fundraising letters saying that only people making them richer could prevent a chemical holocaust in babies.
I don’t want to defend Monsanto, but with modern testing, if I try hard enough, I can find a residue of almost anything, and sticking an artificial metric on it is pointless, since one molecule per 5 acres is not making a difference any more than one molecule per 30 acres is, unless you are a homeopath.
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