Glyphosate is a current hot-topic in the news, and consumers are being flooded with information that is both true and false. Glyphosate is a chemical that’s found in a series of breakfast cereals and concentrated juices (organic and non-organic). It’s an ongoing debate on how dangerous the detected amounts are. One side says there is no reason to worry because the concentrations meet the legal limits set by the EPA whereas the other side states that any trace amount of Glyphosate in foods are harmful.
At TestSharing we try to limit the discussion on whether or not the trace amounts of chemicals like Glyphosate in our foods are harmful, and drive the conversation more towards this question: Who should be the one deciding on how much of these chemicals go into your food, the FDA, EPA, or you as the consumer?
There is simply not enough evidence on the health effects of how much of these type of chemicals are safe to consume. We know that legal limits are not based on human health considerations only, so as long as authorities consider chemicals safe until proven toxic, distributors are not forced to label chemical residues. This might lead us down the path to more sad cases like DDT, Chlordane, Asbestos, etc. The list of banned or heavily restricted chemicals is constantly growing.
We think it’s time to take food transparency a step further and empower consumers to uncover the truth about what they eat. Our approach is to provide a platform of actual test results to enable anybody interested to make an informed choice.
At TestSharing we currently test for 420 pesticides and 4 heavy metals rather than focusing on Glyphosate only. Low-chemical or better, chemical-free? It’s up to you!
- 16 November, 2018
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