Return to Now – Feb 12, 2019
The most-consumed fruit juice in America comes along with a toxic dose of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s cancer-causing Roundup herbicide.
The news comes on the heels of the recent discovery of glyphosate in popular children cereals.
Testing commissioned by the grassroots activist group Moms Across America reveals glyphosate levels from 6 to 26 parts per billion in the five top selling orange juice brands in the United States.
While the EPA allows glyphosate residue levels up to 30 parts per million on citrus, Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt argues the agency’s standards aren’t up to date with modern science.
A 2012 study shows glyphosate levels as low as 100 parts per billion destroy beneficial gut bacteria, weakening the immune system and potentially creating a wide variety of health and neurological issues.
A 2013 study found glyphosate levels as low as 1 part per trillion (the equivalent of one drop of water in 22 olympic swimming pools) can stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells.
If a child is eating a bowl of Cheerios with glyphosate levels of 530 ppb, plus an not-yet-determined amount in his milk (cows eat grains soaked in glyphosate), adding a glass of O.J., with as much as 26 ppb, can’t make matters better.
The brands tested were:
Tropicana (26 ppb)
Minute Maid (14 ppb)
Signature Farms (6 ppb)
Kirkland (6 ppb)
Stater Bros (5 ppb)
The full report by Health Research Institute Laboratories can be seen here.
Glyphosate can be largely avoided by going organic.