Bad news for those who love FritoLays, an independent lab found that the popular chips tested positive for glyphosate residue and GMO.
Glyphosate is an agriculture chemical that's toxic to the health. The chemical has been linked to serious diseases including cancer, autism, and reproductive health problems.
According to MIT scientist, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, the chemical is one of the worst toxins found in the environment. Worse, the brand is notorious for using GMO corn.
GMO Free USA sent samples of Sun Chips to an independent lab to test for GMO content and glyphosate residue. The results came back leaving no question – GM corn (grown with Bt toxin, a registered pesticide) and glyphosate traces were throughout all samples. No wonder PepsiCo, the owner of Frito-Lay, doesn’t want its customers to know when they are eating GMOs; their ‘food’ is full of the stuff.
FritoLay Products Use GMO Corn
PepsiCo has been one of the largest monetary contributors to campaigns against GMO labeling. Pepsi contributed over $8.1 million to defeat citizens’ ballot initiatives in California ($2,485,400), Washington ($1,620,899), Colorado ($1,650,000), and Oregon ($2,350,000), and spent an additional $5.06 million on lobbying in 2013 ($2,720,000) and 2014 (first 2 quarters of 2014: $2,340,000).
For all of those GM supporters who think the results are biased:
“The glyphosate residue test was conducted by an accredited lab using the Specific LC/MS/MS testing method with a minimum detectable level of 0.02 ppm. The test documented the presence of glyphosate in Sun Chips at a level of 0.14 ppm, or 0.14 mg/kg. As we reported in the findings of our Froot Loops testing, this gives a significant reason for concern.”
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