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Many complaints around the world have been warning about the toxicity of glyphosate for years and the media have been forced to ratify the fact that it is a carcinogenic chemical.
This toxic is present in the food chain, reaching breast milk. It has also been detected in food and food and hygiene products. Hence the importance of protecting ourselves as consumers and avoiding the purchase of poisoned food and products.
One of the companies responsible for this serious damage to the environment and health is Monsanto, recently taken over by Bayer. As consumers, we have the power to decide so that these companies do not continue to harm us.
How to know if what I consume has glyphosate?
It is really difficult to know exactly which products are genetically modified, as well as which brands are using glyphosate in their productions. The lack of labeling and clarity in the description of the components of the products, make the task of choosing what to consume difficult.
The alternative is to buy only organic products, but some of them have also been found to be contaminated with glyphosate. According to the Organic Consumers Association: In recent times it has been revealed that even some "organic" brands are using this carcinogen in their plantations.
Here is the most up-to-date list of foods and products that contain glyphosate:
The list was created, checked, and certified by the Detox Project, who tested various foods and products. These were the results of the glyphosate contaminated food:
Cereals and snacks
• Cheerios (Originals)
• Cheerios (Honey Nut)
• Annie's Gluten Free Bunny Cookies Cocoa & Vanilla
• Kellog’s Corn Flakes
• Kellog’s Raisin Bran
• Kashi Organic Promise
• Kellog’s Special K
• Kellog’s Frosted Flakes
• Cheez-It Original
• Cheez-It Whole Grain
• Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate
• Ritz Crackers
• Triscuit Crackers
• Oreo (Original)
• Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
• Oreo Double Stuf Golden Sandwich Cookies
• Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)
• Lay’s: Kettle Cooked Original
• Doritos: Cool Ranch
• Fritos (Original) (100% Whole Grain)
• Goldfish crackers original (Pepperidge Farm)
• Goldfish crackers colors
• Goldfish crackers Whole Grain
• Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies
• Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free
• 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers
• Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers
Another list made by Environmental Working Group:
• Nature’s Path Organic Honey Almond Granola
• Back to Nature Classic Granola
• Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
• Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
• Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats' n Honey
• KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
• Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor
• Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original
• Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
• Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
• Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan
• Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream
Oatmeal cereal for breakfast
• Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal
• Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
• Lucky Charms
• Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
• Kellogg’s Cracklin ’Oat Bran oat cereal
• Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar
• KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut
• Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey
• Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar
• Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
• 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
• Quaker Steel Cut Oats
• Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
• Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
• Nature’s Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats
• Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats
• Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples tested)
Orange Juice Brands: (List made by Moms Across America)
• Minute Maid
• Stater Bros.
• Signature Farms
• Extra: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Common crops (List made by Friends of the Earth Europe)
• Soy / Soy
• Soybean / Soybean Germ
• Cotton seed
• Grain of corn
• Barley and grass-type herbs
• Sweet corn
• Sugar beet
Other personal hygiene products, whose main component is cotton, also have glyphosate residues. Among them are gauze, feminine pads, diapers, tampons, cotton swabs, etc.
You can read:85% of Argentine hygiene products contain glyphosate herbicide
How to avoid foods with glyphosate
The most effective way to avoid gilphosate in food is to base your diet on whole foods. This radically limits the consumption of processed foods.
Another way is to make sure that the products you buy bear the “Non-Gmo Verified Project” seal, which means that they are foods that have not been subjected to genetic modifications and therefore are not contaminated with glyphosate. But unfortunately not all countries have this labeling.
Glyphosate will carry a mandatory “carcinogenic” label in California
A stamp for products containing GMOs
It is up to each person to fight against these large corporations that are poisoning food and therefore our lives and bodies. If you don't buy, they don't sell…. You have the last word.