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Posted on Mar 19, 2017 in Featured, Reports | 11 comments

Glyphosate Residue Free Certification Creates New Transparency Shift for US Consumers

Glyphosate Residue Free Certification Creates New Transparency Shift for US Consumers

Glyphosate Residue Free certification for U.S. food products has been launched on Tuesday by The Detox Project, in a move that gives consumers a way of avoiding the ‘probably carcinogenic’ chemical.

Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the World and has the highest public profile of any chemical used in food production. It has been found in a range of popular American food products and in the urine of 93% of people tested by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

The revelation from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015 that glyphosate is a ‘probable human carcinogen’ has led to consumers around the World asking for transparency regarding the levels of glyphosate in their food.

Glyphosate Residue Free Certification

Henry Rowlands, Director of The Detox Project, stated on Tuesday that “Glyphosate Residue Free certification enables food manufacturers to give consumers what they really want – glyphosate residue free food.

“Currently the toxic chemical testing standards for both non-organic and organic food are very weak but we aim to change this by testing food products directly from the shelf – consumers have the right to know what toxic chemicals are in the food they buy at grocery stores across the U.S.”

To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free, food products must not contain glyphosate or AMPA residues exceeding the limits of laboratory detection (between 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) and 20 ppb, depending on the product), a standard that is tougher or the same as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs).

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The Glyphosate Residue Free certification third-party testing program is based on the work of an independent FDA-registered laboratory with over 70 years of analytical experience: Anresco Laboratories, however any FDA-registered laboratory that uses validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods can join the testing program.

Rowlands continued; “We will make sure that the products are tested at least 3 times a year and we will also make sure that spot checks are performed regularly.”

Consumers Want Transparent Toxic Chemical Certification

The global success of the Non-GMO food market has shown that consumers are pushing for more and more transparency and it is a fact that pesticides are even higher on their list of consumers’ concerns than GMOs.

U.S. Consumer Polls

CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 Survey: found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of American consumers, more than any other food-related issue.

LINDBERG INTERNATIONAL 2013 Survey: 71 percent of Americans are worried about pesticides in their food and almost three out of four respondents would like to eat food produced with fewer pesticides.

Rowlands concluded; “The Detox Project is already working with a wide range of food manufacturers and grocery stores in the U.S. to enable consumers to avoid glyphosate and other toxic chemicals in their food – It is time for a shift towards full transparency in the food industry and we aim to help all parties to achieve this.”

Media Contact:

Henry Rowlands, Director, The Detox Project – henry@detoxproject.org

About The Detox Project

The Detox Project is a research and certification platform that brings awareness to the public by testing for toxic chemicals.

We believe you have the right to know what toxic chemicals are in your body and in your food!

Useful Links

Certification website: https://detoxproject.org/glyphosate-residue-free/

Detox Project website: https://detoxproject.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/detoxproject.org/

  • lauriloo

    What a racket. Create unnecessary fear and then profit from it. I really hope businesses have had enough of this food fear bs and both this and the non-gmo project goes away forever into the bin of irrelevance.

    • Eileen Rose

      The only ones fearful would be the ones fighting the increased accountability…maybe that’s you.

      • David Kucher

        What happens when farmers no longer have glyphosate for use? They switch to older more toxic herbicides.
        I could produce glyphosate free, but I wouldn’t want to expose myself, my family or my farmland to the multiple, less efficient, more toxic chemistries it would take to replace it.

        • Alex Dennis

          You shouldn’t be farming if you can’t figure out how to produce crops without using toxic chemicals. Beat it!

          • David Kucher

            What I do to protect my crops with chemisty is no different than what nature has done for eons. Caffeine in coffee, glucosinolate in Mustards, tannins in grapes, all chemical pesticides that those plants use to protect themselves from attack.
            Pesticides used by farmers to protect food crops are highly regulated and go through repeated reviews to stay registered. I have confidence in feeding my kids any food grown in Canada or the US that is on any store shelf.

    • Carol Dutra

      Lauriloo, I can see from your reply that you do not suffer any gut related issues like severe Acid Reflux, diarrhea, stomach pain or related issues that I suffered with for 21 years. I also suffered with Adult Onset Asthma for 21 years and did not know that it was caused by Glyphosate residues inside the GM food I was eating. We went ORGANIC the end of February 2015 and both of us stopped having severe Acid Reflux. To my surprise, I stopped having Asthma that I had suffered with for 21 years. Lauriloo, you are one very lucky little lady to not have suffered as I did or as many others have suffered.

    • Carol Dutra

      Lauriloo, I have to ask. Do you work for Jon Entine by any chance?

  • Christina Sirr

    Glyphosate testing is seriously needed. Hopefully this will happen with all foods everywhere and especially Canada as our foods have tested for the highest amounts of glyphosate anywhere on the planet. How many cases of cancer and celiac disease need to be diagnosed before testing for glyphosate is standard practice and products are labelled accordingly ?

  • Rob Bright

    Just goes to show how badly the FDA, EPA, and USDA have been captured by corporations. Now we need NGOs to test, monitor, and label foods so the public knows what they are consuming is safe. This is the job of the regulators (who obviously aren’t doing their job…)

  • Yvonne Forsman

    Poor ignorant ppl in this thread, not knowing 1 in 2 Americans get a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime! Glyphosate causes cancer, autism, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, infertility, birth defects, and a long list of other health problems b/c it destroys our health on the cellular level (MIT researcher Dr Stepheanie Seneff youtube video “Glyphosate and Mitochondria” explains it well). Message for anybody who is sick now: locate a local grower of raw living Spirulina algae and take 1 serving = 2 tbs (eqv to nutrients in 2 lb of veggies and fruits) in smoothie or juice, daily. It heals the body, helps against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, cancer, diabetes, allergy, it is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, detoxes the body from heavy metals and radiation. Youtube videos shows how to grow your own in an aquarium at home, and btw it is a great idea for a small business! Spread this info, let’s help each other to heal in this highly polluted world, thanks! I do not sell anything. I am a retired nutritionist, taking Spirulina daily, buying it from a local grower. Here is a great resource website:
    http://www.spirulinaacademy.com/spirulina-health-benefits/

  • whisperingsage

    The site says they only test good for NGOs not individuals. Want to test my good and my animals foods as I Drink their milk and eat their eggs to try to avoid such things.