A health nut writes in her blog about the fact that the USDA does not intend to test for glyphosate. This is a pesticide that can show up in corn syrup. It is associated with cancer. The writer reports that last year the USDA was set to test samples for this chemical, but has since decided not to do so. The writer notes this item is made by Monsanto. She believes the big corporation influenced the government’s decision.
- There is the belief that testing is expensive and inefficient, and it would be a waste of time.
- Each year the USDA and FDA are test thousands of food samples for pesticides residue, however the test for glyphosate has been declined.
- There is the claim that this pesticide is one of the leading causes of cancers.
“However, despite the fact that glyphosate use has SPIKED in the last 20 years both the USDA and FDA have declined to test for glyphosate residues (besides the one time they did in 2011)”