As glyphosate use becomes more and more common, bees are collecting more of it by way of pollen, and it has become ubiquitous in honey. Cornucopia supports organic agriculture, where toxic synthetic herbicides like glyphosate are not allowed. Glyphosate, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used weed killer in the world, and concerns about glyphosate residues in food spiked after the World Health Organization in 2015 said its cancer experts determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.
- Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly began testing a small number of foods for glyphosate earlier this year, and so far the results are not reassuring, including in foods widely considered to be pure and natural, like honey.
- “It is difficult to find blank honey that does not contain residue. I collect about 10 samples of honey in the market and they all contain glyphosate.”
“Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history”