book is one of a kind with analysis of near 8000
records of foods tested in Canada for glyphosate by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA )recently. Tests
cover foods from over 60 countries, the bulk of which
were foods produced in Canada and the United States,
followed by India and China. No other country has
conducted this many tests on food for glyphosate and
no other analysis exists on this data as of now. North
American foods are most contaminated by glyphosate,
the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed
killer, the most used herbicide in the planet. The
book is over 300 pages long, with over 70,000 words,
and more than 300 tables. The data is sorted in
chapters, on glyphosate in food according to country
of origin, and separately as per food types, such as
grains, beans, flour, lentils, fruits, vegetables, and
ready made meals, organic and gluten free foods. A lot
of raw data figures are included. Attention is given
to foods produced in North America, which contribute a
bulk of the samples, followed by foods from India and
China and a comparison between them. Some of the
findings were as expected while some are totally
unexpected, and often shocking.
Here are a
and USA produce the most toxic foods on the planet,
with regard to glyphosate contamination.
North America, Canada produces foods with
significantly higher levels of glyphosate.
Canada, the west is where one can find more glyphosate
contaminated foods than from other regions within
Canada. Western Canada is ground zero, for finding
of food suppliers are Peru, Thailand, France, South
Africa, Mexico, and China. China apparently exports
cleaner foods than what locals consume inside China.
For example, imported foods from China, averaging 3
ppb contamination, is 28 times cleaner than foods
produced in the US, and over 45 times cleaner than
foods produced in Canada.
imported from Mexico is 70 times cleaner than Canadian
foods and over 40 times cleaner than foods originating
in the United States.
Conventional foods desiccated by glyphosate is far
more contaminated with glyphosate than roundup ready
8) Out of
the main cereals, rice is about the only one that is
more or less without any glyphosate, except for some
rice and rice-products produced in North America.
and chickpea (garbanzo) produced in North America, as
well as foods made with these ingredients are highly
contaminated with glyphosate.
Although soy flour may contain high glyphosate, tofu
made out of soy has none.
bran produced in Canada has an average of around 2,500
ppb of glyphosate in every sample.
foods are much better than conventional foods, but are
not completely free of glyphosate. Gluten free foods
are a mixed bag since some of them are high on
glyphosate content, while others are clean.
maintains that as long as safety data based on which
glyphosate was approved for use in agriculture is kept
out of reach of the public, and as long as independent
verification of the results is denied, there is no
proof that glyphosate is safe at any level of
contamination. This book is meant to be a useful guide
for people that have already reached a conclusion that
glyphosate is an unwanted chemical to be in their food
and would rather have a tool that helps them avoid it
in their selection of foods to buy and eat. Retired
EPA scientist Dr. Vallianatos wrote a review on
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