CFIA not publishing glyphosate details, cites confidentiality ?!?

Hoping to learn something about which foods have levels of glyphosate that exceed our arbitrary and likely too high maximum residue levels? Waiting for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency report to finally give us the info we have been waiting for? Keep on waiting…  Because the Western Producer is reporting that the report will exclude details.  Why?  For “confidentiality reasons”!  […]

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International customers protected from Canadian glyphosate

This is an interesting article in the Manitoba Co-operator about the Canadian Grain Commission testing for glyphosate for export markets, “especially the high value Asian markets”.  It emphasizes the vigilance required to satisfy our international grain customers. As far as I can tell, no one is testing the food in the domestic food chain.  As a Canadian food product consumer, […]

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Monsanto Responds to Glyphosate Cancer Allegations

The news website “EHS today” published an article today after Charla Lord, Monsanto corporate engagement representative, responded to their request for information. The short and sweet of Charla’s email: “Glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The allegation that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans is inconsistent with decades of comprehensive safety reviews by the leading regulatory authorities around the world.” I […]

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Tony’s book is available!

Tony Mitra’s analysis of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency glyphosate test results is now available in e-book! It is provocatively titled:  POISON FOODS OF NORTH AMERICA: Guide to navigating the glyphosate mine field in our food web  He pulls no punches and includes a rant about the over cautious use of the words TOXIC and POSION to describe glyphosate. According to […]

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Snopes time warp over preharvest glyphosate usage

Snopes is the famous site to check the veracity of facts, rumours and internet memes.  The snopes article titled “The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic” attempts to present impartial evidence about glyphosate in our food.   In general, the article is fair, but I have an issue with the section leading us to believe that the preharvest application of glyphosate to wheat is […]

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“The findings of our study are very worrying…”

I think we have all seen the recent spate of articles about the study linking glyphosate to liver disease in rats.  Yes, worrisome, but we have seen scary study results before.    But this study is uniquely scary in a few ways.  This Daily Mail article brought them to my attention. Consider these worrisome quotes from the article: Dr Robin Mesnage, […]

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European Commission petition to ban glyphosate coming soon

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) (aka a petition!) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use”. The initiative will be available January 25 to start a one-year process of collection of signatures in support […]

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