Flex Friday I wanted to shed some like on a rather serious subject. Round-Up weed killer is in a HUGE majority of our foods!
Earlier this week, a federal jury unanimously determined Roundup weed killer is responsible for causing cancer. In this case, Edwin Hardeman claimed Roundup exposure caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the jury has yet to award damages.
This follows an earlier case in which Monsanto was ordered to pay $78.5 million in damages to a California man after a jury found them liable for failing to warn that Roundup causes cancer.
Despite the risk – Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. It continues to be used on food crops, parks, playgrounds, and homeowners everywhere. It is now so rampant in our environment that it has been found in honey, cereals, meat, drinking water, breast milk, infant formula, chips, cookies, crackers, oatmeal… the list goes on.
So, it’s pretty scary when you realize you are probably eating Roundup every day.
Most Americans are. You’ve likely seen news headlines like
“Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats,
“Carcinogenic pesticide found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream”
“Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails
“Oat cereals, snack bars test positive for trace amounts of weed
killer in Roundup”
“FDA Finds Monsanto’s Weed Killer In U.S. Honey”
“Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and Doritos among products found
to contain GM crops WEEDKILLER that has a possible link to cancer”
“Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples”
“FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of
Monsanto Weed Killer”.
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