A great morning starts with a great breakfast and what is more wholesome than a tall glass of mimosa?
Or just plain orange juice if you’re a total square.
It’s impossible to think about farm products without the controversies around glyphosate, the chemical found in weed killers manufactured by Monsanto corporation. The question about safe levels of the chemical has been a point of contention between health advocates and corporate lobbyists. The Organic Consumer Association, a non-profit that monitors chemical levels in consumer foods, released an article about glyphosate in popular orange juice brands.
Over one year after initial tests, Moms Across America sent America’s most popular orange juice brands to be tested again for the carcinogenic chemical glyphosate. The new test results, ranging from 2.99 ppb to 17.16 ppb, are not promising. Although the different brands, Tropicana, Minute Maid, Costco’s Kirkland Signature, and Stater Bros. had slightly lower levels of glyphosate weed killer than the first tests conducted a year ago, all still had detectable levels of glyphosate. In addition, Moms Across America added another sample, Florida’s Natural, and the results were not only among the highest of all the brands tested for glyphosate residues, the sample from the brand showed results almost 3 times higher than the previous year’s test results provided to another organization, showing an increase, rather than a decrease of the use of glyphosate herbicides.
So, yeah, maybe it’s time to switch to Bloody Marys for breakfast, though god knows what they’re putting into the tomatoes these days. In the meantime, the same issues around glyphosate have appeared in breakfast cereals. Check out the video below.