Leak! CFIA Glyphosate testing report
- 82 samples of infant cereal tested and 31.7% of samples contained glyphosate.
127 samples of infant food tested and 30.7% of samples contained glyphosate.
- 869 samples of grain products were tested via targetted surveys and 36.6% of samples contained glyphosate.
Good news: Most of the samples did not exceed Canada’s residue limits for safety!
Bad News: Canada’s residue limits are higher than Europe and Asia.
Worse News: The science behind Canada’s residue limits are not publicly accessible. Health Canada relied on proprietary manufacturer data to set the limits. They are likely set too high.
Worst News: Some foods exceeded our laffable, undefendable, profit motivated, residue limits! “Most samples found with levels of residues exceeding Canadian limits were predominantly associated with grain products.”
The Best News: Someone at the CFIA leaked this important data to the public. They have done a public service and they should be PROUD of themselves. I hope they are leaking in a responsible manner to protect their identity and if they would like any assistance or advice on that topic, I would like them to know that I am in the business of that.
UPDATE: The report was officially published. I like CBC’s article on the report. I do wish the CBC would have explained why residue amounts have increased so much in last 10-15 years. Its not GMOs. Its not the traditional use of glyphosate as a weed herbicide. Its the preharvest application.
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