doing his job as “guardian of public health ‘Administration Food and Drug US has taken food samples to test them for the presence of a herbicide-related cancer, and has reached preliminary conclusions they are not any sweet!
FDA through examination of honey samples collected at various locations in the United States, he has found convincing evidence that residues of the substance herbicide called glyphosate are widespread. All samples analyzed in a recent survey contained glyphosate residues and some of the honey samples showed residue levels twice the allowable limit in the European Union, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act .
The problem is that there is no “tolerance level” for glyphosate in honey established in legislation US. Glyphosate, being the key herbicide Roundup Monsanto Co. ingredient, is the most used in the world herbicide and concern for glyphosate residues in food soared after the World Health Organization announced in 2015 that his cancer-experts believe that glyphosate a probable human carcinogen.
In support of this assertion, other international scientists have expressed concern about how “largely” use of the effects of glyphosate on human health and the environment in general.
Documents obtained from the FDA
These records, as well as Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture detail a list of disclosures about the federal government’s efforts to manage these growing public concerns. In addition to honey, records indicate governmental experts mention glyphosate residue soybean and wheat samples as well!
disputes glyphosate, and the belief that there could be a lot of violation of glyphosate residues in US crops are continuing. Although the FDA examines food annually of possible residues of many pesticides, has jumped the detection of residues of glyphosate for decades. It was not until February this year, the agency said it would begin some glyphosate residue analysis.
This promise came after many independent researchers began to conduct their own tests and glyphosate was found in a range of food products, among others, in cereal, oatmeal, and . The government and Monsanto have argued that any amount of glyphosate residues in food minimum would be enough to make it safe. But critics say the opposite: without solid proof, glyphosate levels in foods are not known, and therefore are not safe. They are positive that even small amounts of this herbicide can be harmful as it is likely that many other foods consumed.
Questions waste are attracting public attention while the EPA is completing a risk assessment to determine whether the use of this herbicide-selling should be limited.
risk assessment report of the EPA was initially due out in 2015, but has not yet been finalized. The agency now says it will be completed in the spring of 2017. In the records released by the FDA, an internal email says it is problematic to locate honey contains glyphosate! It also says it is hard to find honey on white containing no herbicide residue.
A researcher from the FDA says it has collected about 10 samples of honey in the market and they all contain glyphosate. Even “mountain honey organic” contains low concentrations of glyphosate, as shown FDA documents.
In the records of the FDA, the samples tested by the FDA Narong chemical Chamkasem showed residue levels in 107 ppb in samples that the FDA related to honey Carmichael based in Louisiana; 22 ppb in honey FDA related to Orange Blossom Honey Leighton in Florida and waste at 41 ppb in samples of the FDA associated with Iowa-based Sue Bee honey, which has been announced by a cooperative of American beekeepers as “pure “totally natural” and “US honey. “The Sioux Honey Association says its customers” can be sure that Sue Bee Honey is 100% pure, 100% natural and 100% of America. “
In the position on January 8, 2016 e-mail Chamkasem said FDA scientists companions tolerance level EU is 50 ppb and no amount of allowed glyphosate at all in honey in USA ]. ”
This is what I get wrote in one of his responses:
“Farmers bees are not violating any laws. Rather, glyphosate is being introduced by the bees themselves. Although the presence of glyphosate in honey is technically a violation, not a safety issue. The EPA had been “aware of the problem” and is expected to establish tolerance levels for honey.
Once tolerance levels are set by the EPA – if set high enough – waste no longer be a violation. When contacted this week, the EPA said that currently there are no pending to establish levels of glyphosate tolerance in honey requests. However, the agency also said that there is no worry of health risks from exposure to glyphosate residues in honey at this time . “
Mr. Bill Huser, who is Sioux Honey vice president, said glyphosate is widely used in the fields where bees hang around, and the pesticide “travels” by bees to the hive, where it has become the honey.
Most honey comes from bees Sue located near clover and alfalfa in the Midwest, Huser said. Beekeepers located in the South would bees near cotton fields and soybeans. Alfalfa soybeans and cotton are genetically engineered to be sprayed directly with the herbicide glyphosate .
Indeed, the results of the FDA are not the first to isolate damaging results in honey glyphosate. In addition, there was no sampling conducted in early 2015 by the company of scientific research Abraxis they found residues of glyphosate in 41 of 69 samples of honey with glyphosate levels between 17 and 163 ppb, and the arithmetic mean of 64 ppb .
beekeepers say they are innocent victims who see their contaminated honey products simply because they could be located within a few miles of farms where glyphosate is used. An operator of honey company said it does not understand how it is supposed to control the level of glyphosate in their honey until is not use of Summary herbicide . Angered said: “ is all around me it is unfair !”
The FDA has given no answer to the question about the extent of its communications with Monsanto regarding residue analysis. However, published records show that Monsanto has had at least some interaction with the FDA on this issue.
In April this year, the manager of international regulatory affairs Monsanto Amelia Jackson-Gheissari emailed asking FDA to appoint a meeting to discuss “compliance residue levels in the US in particular glyphosate. ” As mentioned above, the FDA is routinely for residues of a number of pesticides used regularly but glyphosate is not one of them. The look of glyphosate this year is considered a “ special assignment ” and came only after the agency was “abused” by the Office of the US Government Accountability in 2014 not to try the food for residues of glyphosate.
Although the FDA did not release the official results of their test plans or conclusions, Saco made a presentation in June to Specialty of California Crops Council who said the agency I was analyzing 300 samples of corn, soybeans and 300 samples 120 samples each of milk and eggs. He described some partial results obtained through April showing glyphosate levels found in 52 samples of corn and 44 soybean samples, but they were not above the legally permitted levels.
is remarkable that this presentation did not mention honey either. The presentation also indicated that evidence of glyphosate fact the FDA will extend to “routine check.” The USDA test will also start to glyphosate, but not until next year, according to the communication that the agency had with the group nonprofit Beyond Pesticides at a meeting in Washington DC in January . Documents obtained through FOIA show a plan to test syrups and oils in the coming year 2017.
soybean and wheat concerns
Acting as a “lookalike” FDA, USDA has dragged its feet on tests. In 2011, the USDA has tested for residues of glyphosate only once, despite the confusing fact that the agency performs widespread testing for residues of other pesticides used-less! In what the USDA calls a “special project” of the testing agency 300 soybean samples for glyphosate and found that more than 90%, which is 271 samples, did lead to herbicide residues.
The agency said then that further testing for glyphosate was “ is not a high priority ” because glyphosate is considered safe. But how can you be sure if it accumulates in the human body over time ?! also said that although the residue levels in some samples were close to the very high levels of glyphosate “tolerance” established by the EPA, which did not exceed levels ?!
Just to remember that both the FDA and USDA have long said that it is too expensive and is not necessary (!) To test for residues of glyphosate. However, the division within the USDA called Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has been testing wheat for glyphosate residues for years because many foreign buyers have great concern for waste glyphosate.
GIPSA is part of a “program sampling export cargo ” as the documents obtained from the GIPSA show. These tests showed glyphosate residues detected in over 40% of hundreds of wheat samples examined in fiscal 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The data show that the levels vary.
GIPSA also been making access FDA to test soybeans. In an e-mail may 2015, GIPSA chemical Gary Hinshaw a security official food FDA said “it is not difficult to find soybeans containing glyphosate.” It is 7 December, 2015 e-mail chemist FDA Terry Councell Lauren Robin, who is also a chemist and a security officer consumers FDA Councell says that “ glyphosate was present even in processed products, although well below the tolerance . ”
The mere fact that the government is aware of glyphosate residues in food, but has dragged its feet on the evidence that for so long, frustrates many who are concerned about this herbicide and wide margin . “ There is a sense of urgency around these exhibitions we live everyday ,” said Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides what is true and annoying!
After all, it seems our sweet honey is not as divine and corrective as we think. At least as long as it contains herbicides …
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