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Massive Honey Contamination Revealed

Threatened Bees

Story at-a-glance -

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly began testing a small number of foods for glyphosate in 2016
  • Tests revealed glyphosate residues of 653 parts per billion (ppb) in some honey samples — an amount that’s more than 10 times the European limit of 50 ppb
  • Other honey samples contained glyphosate residues ranging from 20 ppb to 123 ppb
  • In an internal email, an FDA researcher complained that no honey (even “organic mountain honey”) appeared to be free of glyphosate

By Dr. Mercola

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history — and was recently classified as a probable human carcinogen — but the U.S. remains largely in the dark about just how much glyphosate residue is found on commonly consumed foods.


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