Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest?
Read this article to find out:
The use of Glyphosate is widespread. It is used to desiccate (to remove the moisture of the food being treated typically in order to preserve the food item being treated) a wide range of other crops including lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets and potatoes.
There is a lot of disturbing information related to this topic on the web and it is worth looking into if you are concerned about pesticide contamination of your fruits and vegetables.
I eat organically grown brown rice. Costco sells it inexpensively in 12 lb. bags. Oh, and there are no bugs.ElliotB wrote:I follow a gluten free diet and avoid pretty much all grains for this reason alone. But the extensive use of pesticides required to grow and deliver grains in good condition is yet another good reason to avoid them and why I don't consume even gluten free grains like buckwheat, quinoa, oats and rices to name just a few. (Just think about what grain and similar products would look like when you opened the package at home without the use of pesticides. - yuk!)
https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/MSDS/MSDS/ ... Flang%3Den
2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Signal word: Danger
H318 Causes serious eye damage.
H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear eye protection/ face protection.
P305 + P351 + P338 + P310 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove
contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediate
call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
P391 Collect spillage.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
According to this article, certified organic foods grown in U.S. have been found to be contaminated with Glyphosate:
http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/alert- ... herbicide/
There is just no way to avoid pesticides in our foods (a necessary evil) unless you grow your own indoors.
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