Great Ecowatch article – view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

This EcoWatch article by Ken Roseboro is one of the best articles I have ever seen on the topic of glyphosate in our food.  It gives a great view of the widespread use of preharvest glyphosate on wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan including quotes from farmers and ag experts including these gems:

  • “We are told these (glyphosate residues) are too small to matter but can we believe that?” the Saskatchewan farmer asked. “I think everyone, even farmers that use and love glyphosate, would rather not eat a loaf of bread with glyphosate in it.”
  • “It’s barbaric to put glyphosate in food a few days before you harvest it.”
  • “Can you imagine the public’s response if they knew that glyphosate is being sprayed on the oats in their Cheerios only weeks before it is manufactured?”

And Ken’s summary of the current crops affected is the best I have seen in awhile, but does not include barley.  Perhaps Ken does not drink beer, lol.

Along with wheat and oats, glyphosate is used to desiccate a wide range of other crops including lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets and potatoes. Sunflowers may also be treated pre-harvest with glyphosate, according to the National Sunflower Association. 

 

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