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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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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