Food Safety: Pesticide Residue in Food

Administrator 0 Organic Consumers Association
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In late March of this year, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's bestselling weed killer Roundup, was reclassified as a "probable carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Glyphosate is most heavily applied on genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, but it's also commonly used to desiccate conventional (non-GMO but non-organic) wheat and protect other conventional crops from weeds.


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