The plight of bees and their necessity to our livelihoods cannot be understated. If the world lost the bee and its pollination abilities, our food supply would be devastated.
Public interest group Right to Know has declared that they have documents proving the FDA discovered traces of glyphosate in samples of American honey. The Roundup herbicide, which is popular among farmers and particularly those who grow GMO crops, is slowly leaching deeper into our food supplies.
One scientist stated in a leaked document that finding honey that isn’t tainted with the carcinogenic glyphosate is becoming increasingly difficult:
“It is difficult to find blank honey that does not contain residue,” he says. “I collect about 10 samples of honey in the market and they all contain glyphosate.”
He states that the safest honey is organic mountain honey, although it still contains traces of the chemical.
And it isn’t surprising.
A Colony Collapse Disorder report exposed a dying off of around 40 percent of bee colonies. The record number of deaths have been attributed to the use of pesticides: one of them being glyphosate.
Common sense from here tells you that the bees which survive pesticide spraying will carry chemicals as they pollenate. As with all things, a process such as this, where the bee and the flower are tainted will taint the end product—in this case, honey.
The concerning angle to this story is the FDA’s inability to accept the risks posed.
“In recent re-evaluations of glyphosate exposure and toxicity, [the Environmental Protection Agency] has confirmed that glyphosate is almost non-toxic to humans and animals. So, while the presence of glyphosate in honey is technically a violation, it is not a safety issue,” states Chris Sack, a scientist with the FDA in a separate leaked email.
He acknowledges glyphosate as a pesticide “most likely introduced by the bees themselves.”
Alarming as this may be to honey lovers, official health organizations see no reason for concern.
With the merger of Bayer-Monsanto, the chances of anyone scrutinizing this formidable company is highly unlikely
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