According to a new report, scientists with the FDA have found glyphosate “in everything from corn to honey, granola, wheat crackers and oatmeal.”1 However, while the FDA has been testing these foods, for nearly two years, the report didn’t come from them. No, this newly released report is thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request. (Apparently, broccoli was the only food “on hand” that didn’t show any traces of the herbicide.)
Documents from the request show:2
- FDA chemist, Narong Chamkasem, finding “over-the-tolerance” levels of glyphosate at 6.5 parts per million in corn (the legal limit is 5.0 parts per million) and traces of glyphosate in honey and oatmeal products.
- Unhappy with those findings the FDA then “temporarily suspended testing” and reassigned Chamkasem’s lab to “other programs.”
- An FDA supervisor emailed the EPA that the corn wasn’t considered an “official sample” and therefore the results would be left out of their report to the EPA.
That sounds like a cover-up to me!
“An FDA spokesman told the Guardian that the agency has not found any illegal levels of glyphosate in corn, soy, milk or eggs – the four commodities part of its glyphosate ‘special assignment’ — in its official samples.
The FDA noted that Chamkasem’s results of glyphosate in honey and oatmeal were not part of its assignment.” 3
(So if you find it but we didn’t ask you to, it doesn’t exist? THAT’S A COVER-UP!)
None of these findings should come as a surprise to anyone; farmers spray the herbicide directly onto corn, soybeans, wheat and oats and glyphosate is used by spinach and almond farmers before growing season.
At this point, it seems it’s in the water table and soil.
This is more bad news for Monsanto who is currently facing more than 400 lawsuits in San Francisco by plaintiffs who claim the Big Ag giant knew that the chemical caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma and covered up the risks anyway.
We will continue to monitor this story and update you. Especially since the mainstream media doesn’t seem to want to!