Geez, I hate to be the bearer of bad news again, especially since I just featured a post on all the toxins found in bottled water and plastic contains, but I think the American public really needs to be better informed about what’s showing up in our food and water these days. I’ve even been reading about all the toxins in feminine hygiene products. I believe that part of the reason so many people are suffering from “mystery illnesses,” or have trouble staying healthy these days, is because of all the toxins we are unsuspectingly exposed to on a regular basis.
They say that awareness is the first step toward bringing change to a situation, so I’m hoping that posts like this one will serve to inspire us all to demand safer, healthier products from suppliers, and better regulation from the agencies and organizations that are supposed to be looking out for our best interests……
(by Mike Adams, for NaturalNews) According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.
The test results, achieved via the ELISA methodology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), are astonishing for two reasons:
1) They are extremely high, far surpassing the levels of glyphosate that have so far been detected in other foods.
2) Oats are not GMO! While glyphosate might be expected at some concentrations in GM soy and other herbicide resistant crops, very few people are aware that glyphosate is being routinely sprayed on wheat, barley and oat crops as a powerful desiccant, right before harvest.
Organic brands were far cleaner
By comparison, Nature’s Path Organic Instant Oatmeal — produced by a cereal company that meticulously avoids GMOs and toxic agricultural chemicals — showed a final test result of “less than 75 ppb” which could mean essentially zero. For grains, anything below 75 ppb is below the LoD (Limit of Detection) for the ELISA methodology.
The testing was commissioned by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA), which tested 24 popular breakfast foods and found glyphosate concentrations in 11 of those samples. ANH-USA has also released a video on the subject, entitled “Are You Eating Glyphosate For Breakfast?” (The answer is probably YES…)
“We decided to do this testing to see just how ubiquitous this toxin has become in our environment. We expected that trace amounts would show up in foods containing large amounts of corn and soy,” explained Gretchen DuBeau, executive and legal director of ANH-USA. “However, we were unprepared for just how invasive this poison has been to our entire food chain.”
See the brand names of the products that tested positive for glyphosate
ANH-USA results, found at this link, use generic descriptors of food samples, without their brand names. But Natural News can now exclusively report the brand names behind these foods which tested positive for glyphosate, according to lab results provided to Natural News:
• 1327.1 ppb – Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries and Cream
• 491.9 ppb – Thomas’s Whole Wheat Bagels
• 151.5 ppb – Rudio Multibagels
• 403.0 ppb – Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread, 100% Whole Wheat
• 136.4 ppb – Dave’s Killer Whole Wheat Bread
• 34.4 ppb – OreIda Hash Brown Potatoes
• 24.1 ppb – Russet Potato
• 260.6 ppb – Cream of Wheat Hot Cereal Whole Grain
• 104 ppb – 365 Coffee Creamer
• 86 ppb – Original Silk Soy Creamer Non GMO
In addition, results of over 100 ppb were also found in eggs, but extracting glyphosate from eggs hasn’t yet been validated with the ELISA method, so we’re not including those results here.
Silk, Whole Foods’ 365, Pepperidge Farm, Thomas’s and other brands all named
Many consumers will be extremely surprised — perhaps “shocked” is a better descriptor — to learn that “Silk” brand non-GMO soy creamer still contains glyphosate, according to these test results.
Whole Foods’ 365 brand was also found to contain a significant concentration of glyphosate, as was Cream of Wheat hot cereal, which is mostly made of wheat (which is also non-GMO).
Thus, the disturbing upshot of these tests is that even non-GMO crops can be saturated with glyphosate weed killer chemicals. This includes oats, wheat, barley and other crops.
Glyphosate is currently listed as ” a probable carcinogen” by the IARC — meaning these health experts believe there is credible evidence that it causes cancer. Click here for the IARC’s report and conclusions.
The European Union has publicly stated that glyphosate herbicide formulates are “genotoxic,” while Monsanto, which sells glyphosate branded as “Roundup,” is running a campaign to discredit anyone who disagrees with their stance on things.
Campbell’s recently announced it would label GMOs in its foods. Mars, Inc. soon followed, as did, reluctantly, General Mills.
Learn more about glyphosate news at Glyphosate.news, a Natural News content property.
More on glyphosate in oats:
Dr Joseph Mercola wrote an in-depth article about Roundup, glyphosate and GMO labeling that contains a list of foods that are commonly desiccated with glyphosate, which includes lentils, corn, peas, flax, canola, potatoes, sugar beets, non-GMO soy, sunflowers, rye and buckwheat. So the problem definitely goes beyond the products listed in the Natural News article. He also lists some non-GMO food resources:
For info about why we should be concerned about glyphosate:
Just within this past week there was the update on bottled water and plastics, the glyphosate situation, and then an article about prescription drugs showing up in vegetables….even those that are organic. 😦
The article mentions that about the only way to be sure of what’s in the food you’re eating is to grow it yourself. And for those of you who are wanting to do that, here’s a very helpful post by Wellness Mama about using the Square Foot Gardening system, which has been shown to yield 100% of the harvest of a traditional garden in 80% less space, and with a mere 2% of the work:
Also, if you don’t have the time, inclination and/or space for a garden, Dr Mercola’s site offers information about and a kit for growing shoots and sprouts that sounds much easier than doing the ole glass jar and frequent rinsing routine. I plan to give it a try.
I certainly wish the issues of clean air, food and water were bigger topics of discussion and concern during the presidential campaign. Things such as a higher minimum wage would be great, but what good does more money do when everything around us is making us sick and unhealthy and we’re going to have to spend any extra money on health care costs?
Okay, enough doom and gloom talk for today. On a more upbeat note, we’re fortunate that the internet provides us with a ton of free information and resources to help us raise our awareness and make better, healthier choices. Be sure to check out my What’s New page for details about some of the free events, like The Food Revolution and The Longevity Anti-Aging Project, that are available. And the free screening of The Vitamin Movie has been extended until May 4th, if you want to check that out.
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.