Advocacy Group Finds Glyphosate in 100% of Top-Selling Orange Juice

Advocacy Group Finds Glyphosate in 100% of Top-Selling Orange Juice
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Buyer beware: That carton of 100% Pure orange juice you just bought at the supermarket probably contains glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

The consumer advocacy group Moms Across America (MAA) had an accredited laboratory test 2 samples of each of the 5 best-selling orange juice brands – Tropicana, Minute Maid, and several private label juices sold under the brand names Kirkland (Costco), Stater Brothers, and Signature Farms (Vons) – and found traces of glyphosate in each and every one of them.

The tests revealed contamination levels ranging from 4.33 parts per billion (ppb) to 26.05 ppb. Those numbers fall well below the US Environmental Protection Agency’s) limit of 30 ppb; but according to MAA there is still reason for concern, especially for people who pour more than a single serving of OJ down their throats every day. [1]

MAA founder Zen Honeycutt said in a statement:

“The discovery of glyphosate residue in orange juice is unacceptable, especially since a branch of the World Health Organization designated glyphosate a probable carcinogen two years ago.

The EPA has had ample time to revoke the license of this chemical and restrict its use in our food and beverage crops. As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, our children (who frequently drink orange juice for breakfast) are especially vulnerable to pesticides and measures should be taken immediately to protect them.” [2]

Americans drink an average of 2.7 gallons of orange juice and consume 3 lbs. of fresh oranges every year. [1]

In the United States, glyphosate residues have been found in numerous foods, including oatmeal and baby food, as well as in honey samples.

Additional Sources:

[1] The Ring of Fire Network

[2] Organic Authority