Weedkiller linked to cancer is in nearly every U.S. common food, report says

A widely used weed killer that’s been linked to cancer is being found in almost every common food in the U.S., according to a new report.

Researchers with the Food and Drug Administration found the herbicide, glyphosate, which has been used since the 1970s, in everything from corn to honey, granola, wheat crackers and oatmeal, The Guardian said, citing records it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  Farmers use the product to kill weeds without ruining crops.

The environmental protection agency concluded in 2017 that glyphosate is not likely to cause cancer in humans, but Monsanto is currently facing more than 400 lawsuits in San Francisco by plaintiffs who claim the chemical causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that the company covered up the risks, according to nonprofit watchdog group US Right to Know.

 

 

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