Glyphosate found in 30% of all UK bread samples tested

breadThe Soil Association has released new findings at a presentation held in London revealing that the use of has increased by 400% in the last 20 years. The is heavily used in farming and has been found in 30% of bread samples tested in the UK. The results raise serious concerns as to the presence of in the U.S. bread supply as there are no labelling requirements mandated by the .

The International Agency for on Cancer (IARC) has specified that a is a probable carcinogen to humans. The Soil Association is calling for a ban on the use of in the UK.

One of the co-authors of the IARC carcinogenic report, Prof. Christopher Portier, was on the panel that tested the samples of bread for the presence of . “ is definitely genotoxic”, Portier said.”There is no doubt in my mind.”

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director commented on the findings as follows: “If ends up in bread it’s impossible for people to avoid it, unless they are eating organic. On the other hand, farmers could easily choose not to use as a spray on wheat – just before they are harvested. This is why the Soil Association is calling for the immediate ending of the use of sprays on wheat destined for use in bread.”

“We heard today that we shouldn’t rely on regulators to protect our health, the battle will be won by ensuring retailers and bread manufacturers insist their products don’t contain any . Although the quantities found are below the official safety level, that limit was agreed before the latest scientific findings about the dangers of . The spraying season starts now, and in the interests of and the quality of British bread, the government needs to call a halt to the spraying before it starts.”

The Department of Medical and at King College in London has revealed that Roundup is 1,000 more toxic than on its own. The presence of toxic additives increases the toxicity levels.

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