Monsanto, a renowned agricultural company, has been slapped with multiple lawsuits because of its cancer-causing pesticides. Now a new lawsuit alleges that traces of Monsanto's poisons were seen in wine samples.
According to an Alliance for Natural Health analysis, traces of glyphosate was found in various products including wheat cereal, bagels, and wine. About 10 wine samples tested positive for glyphosate.
The Monsanto herbicide was not sprayed directly onto the grapes but on the ground. A separate study also confirmed that traces of glyphosate was found in German beers, illustrating the widespread contamination of agricultural chemicals on common food products worldwide.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, has been the focus of increasing scrutiny after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined it to be a probable human carcinogen.
Yet, glyphosate is not the only ingredient in Roundup and other glyphosate-based products, nor is it the only potentially toxic ingredient.
The formulation includes a number of so-called inert ingredients as well, and these have largely evaded scrutiny because they were concealed as proprietary “trade secrets.”
Monsanto is now facing multiple lawsuits from people who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. The suits allege that glyphosate, along with the product’s inert ingredients are to blame, and in fact that the mixture of chemicals together is far more dangerous than glyphosate alone.
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