Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.  We might be harder pressed to identify foods that do not contain glyphosate anymore. The New York Times is reporting that the Organic Consumers Association has found glyphosate in 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  Levels in the ice cream were found to be well below the EPA […]

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Italian Farmers: “We Don’t Want Canadian Wheat with Glyphosate.”

CBC’s tease headline of “Canadian flour has the ingredient for perfect pasta, so why are Italians protesting against our wheat?” piqued my interest. The tease links to an article titled “Italy’s farmers ‘demonizing’ Canadian wheat in bid to protect domestic industry“. A group of farmers from across Italy have gathered at the Italian parliament in Rome to protest with chants […]

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glyphosate is listed under Proposition 65 as known to the state (of California) to cause cancer

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced in March 2017 that it will add glyphosate to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogenic chemicals with a delayed effective date due to the pending case Monsanto v OEHHA. Monsanto’s challenge was unsuccessful in the trial court.  Although the case has been appealed, no stay of the listing […]

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More gluten consumption associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Interesting post on Gizmodo about a study from Andrew Chan from Harvard Medical School on health impacts of removing gluten from your diet.  I cant find the study itself, but found some similar ones over at Eureka Science News. From the Gizmodo article: more gluten consumption was associated with a lower risk of heart disease—possibly because people weren’t getting the […]

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Why not fruits and veggies? Aren’t they given the same pesticides? 

Why not fruits and veggies? Aren’t they given the same pesticides? I am not worried about any other chemical than glyphosate (which is used as a herbicide or dessicant mostly).  It is the dessicant function that is really increasing food residue levels. If you spray glyphosate on a plant, the plant dies. Unless its RoundupReady which means its been genetically […]

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Punishment for Poisoning our Food?

So now we know that food in Canada was tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for glyphosate and the result is: lots of food has glyphosate in it.  Yum. Some food tested has amounts that exceed the MRL (Maximum Residue Limits) set by Health Canada for food safety. Yum. So, what exactly did the CFIA do to the food […]

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Leak! CFIA Glyphosate testing report

The report “Safeguarding with Science: Glyphosate Testing in 2015-2016” authored by the Food Safety Science Directorate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has leaked.  Its a 5 page pdf that was emailed to US-RTK (Right to Know).  It has been reported on by the Western Producer and Carey Gillam at the Huffington Post.  These sites report that the authenticity was […]

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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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