Food we are eating.

Australians are eating the RoundUp chemical ‘glyphosate’ for breakfast and parents are unknowingly feeding it to infants in baby food.
The so-called ‘safe’ weed killer ingredient, which has been linked to cancer and sparked multi-million-dollar law suits, has been detected in grain-based foods by Australia’s food standards agency.
Glyphosate was found in multi-grain, wholemeal, spelt, rye and white breads, savoury biscuits and crackers, and rice-based breakfast cereals, flours and crackers in Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) latest Total Diet Survey.
It was also found in infant baby cereal, which is a rice-based product usually offered as a first solid to babies learning to eat.
Cereals and cereal products – in particular bread – was the “major contributing food category to glyphosate dietary exposures” for Australians, and for babies it was infant cereal.
However the food standards agency said glyphosate levels were well below accepted dietary limits and concluded there was “no public health and safety concerns for most substances”.
The 25th Australian Total Diet Survey sampled 88 foods for a wide range of herbicides and pesticides and found contaminant levels were “generally low, with a large proportion of food supplies containing no detectable residues”.

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