Anti-GMO group Moms Across America attacks food brands over trace parts per billion of glyphosate

[G]lyphosate [is] in the spotlight again as anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of the herbicide (commonly used with GE crops) in brands from Lipton to Skippy’s….

To place the data in context, Moms Across America released data from Health Research Institute Laboratories revealing a wide range of detectible glyphosate in samples of almond milk, breads, veggie burgers, and other products.

While the group describes the levels as “disturbing,” they ranged from just 0.87 parts per billion for almond milk (0.00087ppm) and 14.13 ppb for bread (0.01413 ppm) to 208.29 ppb for Lipton green tea, which a Unilever spokesperson noted was still significantly below the Environmental Protection Agency’s legally permitted thresholds.

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[C]ould the imminent arrival of glyphosate on California’s Prop 65 list [albeit with a safe harbor level likely to be well above the trace amounts indicated above] cause major headaches for the food industry?

“Detection of glyphosate on or in products, even if below the allowable limit, will result in more challenges. The key will be having the documentation and testing lined up to prove that the products are compliant [ie. below the safe harbor threshold, which has provisionally been set at 1100 micrograms per day],” [argued attorney Ryan Kaiser.]

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