Argentinian soil samples show high levels of glyphosate in areas where glyphosate resistant GM crops are planted.

argentiniaTestbiotech, an independent company, analyzed samples from fields in Argentina. The fields samples consist of from fields where genetically engineered resistant to are grown. Nearly all the found in Argentina are genetically engineered and there are very few studies that examine the exact amount of herbicide residue found in plants before they are harvested.

The samples were analyzed in a laboratory at the University of Buenos Aires. The results showed a surprisingly high content of residue of up to almost 100 mg /kg. In seven of the eleven samples the level was higher than the international maximum residue level (MRL) of 20 mg/ kg allowed in
products used for food and feed. The results were confirmed in a second analysis.

The company attributes the high level of residue to the environmental weed resistance that has been formed due to the genetically resistant soy beans. Reports have been coming in on a global basis,including Argentina, of increasing weed resistance to herbicide with farmers having to apply a much higher dosage to obtain the same effect.

Environmental reports have demonstrated the overwhelmingly negative impact of on the rnvironment and . In addition of concern is the of Genetically engineered products where the residue contained in plants is at a dangerously high level, where these products are used in countries that don’t require labeling such as the U.S., where the average consumer cannot protect themselves from the possible devastating .


TESTBIOTECH Report published 10/22/2013. High levels of residues from spraying with found
in in Argentina.

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