Ben and Jerry’s Ice Now Found to be Contaminated with Monsanto’s Toxic Glyphosate
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Monsanto’s toxic herbicide glyphosate is increasingly being found in our food supply. Last year a damning study was released showing alarming levels of the chemical in many popular brands of breakfast cereals and snack foods, we are learning that Ben and Jerry’s ice creams are also contaminated.
“The Organic Consumers Association announced Tuesday that it found traces of glyphosate in 10 of 11 samples of the company’s ice creams — although at levels far below the ceiling set by the Environmental Protection Agency. [Source]
Ben and Jerry’s has stated that they are working to discontinue the use of GMO ingredients in their products, but now they are also being called upon to move towards organics as well.
We’re working to transition away from G.M.O., as far away as we can get.But then these tests come along, and we need to better understand where the glyphosate they’re finding is coming from. Maybe it’s from something that’s not even in our supply chain, and so we’re missing it. ~Rob Michalak, global director of social mission at Ben & Jerry’s
While discreet levels of glyphosate in the popular ice cream are below levels said to cause harm, glyphosate is being found in many products and foods, meaning that an individual’s consumption of the chemical is unknown. Furthermore, it is a sign that widespread overuse of glyphosate is creating uncontrollable exposure.
Monsanto and other companies that make products containing glyphosate hotly dispute those studies and say there is no reason for concern. Government and other regulators tend to agree that very low levels are not harmful to humans.[Source]
This situation is becoming a serious public health crisis and glyphosate has been proven to play a major in role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Additionally, Monsanto’s glyphosate was found in mother’s breast milk in an independent study in 2015. It has also been linked to the death of coral reefs and the poisoning of our oceans, and the list continues to grow.
Other groups testing for glyphosate have found it in Quaker Oats, Cheerios, Ritz Crackers and Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips, among a range of other products. The companies behind those products have all noted that the glyphosate amounts fell well below regulatory limits. [Source]
There is significant dispute as to what constitutes ‘safe levels’ of glyphosate consumption, and the European Union’s limits are 6 times higher than those enforce by the U.S. With the recent discovery that Ben and Jerry’s ice creams are contaminated, the public should be alarmed about the possibility that even more commonly consumed foods are laced with this toxic chemical.
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Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.
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