New Study: Glyphosate Levels in Children and Adults Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic
The study is the first to examine how an organic diet affects exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s (BAYRY) weedkiller Roundup®, the most widely used pesticide worldwide.
A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, the pesticide and pesticide metabolite levels detected dropped by 60.5% after just six days of eating an all-organic diet.
Today farmworkers, students, public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer groups held a protest at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting, calling on the company to sign onto the Fair Food Program and commit to eliminate toxic pesticides from its supply chain.
Only a few companies are taking responsibility for their role in the bee crisis. We urge major U.S. food retailers to work with their suppliers to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides and expand domestic organic offerings.
The science is overwhelmingly clear that chlorpyrifos is hazardous to our children and communities. We demand that the EPA follow through on its decision to take this neurotoxic pesticide off the market.
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