A study conducted on soybean plants grown on various Iowa farms has found unusually high levels of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on the genetically modified crops.
The researchers looked at the accumulation of pesticides and herbicides on plants that had either been genetically engineered as “Roundup Ready” tolerant to glyphosate, the main herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup; or they had been conventionally produced, but not GMO; or, they were soybeans that had been produced from organic seeds and growing practices.
According to the study’s findings, which are published in the June issue of the journal Food Chemistry, high levels of Monsanto’s Roundup were found on 70 percent of the GMO soy plants. The scientists recorded average levels of 9 milligrams of glyphosate per kilogram in the study samples, which is almost double what’s considered an “extreme level” of contamination.
“Who says when Roundup contamination can be considered ‘extreme’?” asks the Environmental Working Group, Monsanto itself. In 1999, the chemical giant defined an “extreme level” of the herbicide as 5.6 milligrams per kilogram of plant weight.”
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Soy is in almost everything. I don’t eat it anymore, but for those of you that don’t mind its estrogenic effects, genetically modified DNA, etc… maybe this will be reason enough to jump off the HMS Soybean in search of smoother sailing.

Grow your own food and stay away from corporate feed.