Oranges are NON GMO. They have a thick skin and
Recent testing revealed that every one of the five top orange juice brands Moms Across America sent to an accredited lab tested positive for glyphosate weed killer. Glyphosate is the declared active chemical ingredient in Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, and 750 other brands of glyphosate-based herbicides. Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world, often sprayed as a weed killer between citrus trees, found in irrigation water and rain.
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Moms Across America founder, Zen Honeycutt stated, "The discovery of glyphosate residue in orange juice is unacceptable, especially since a branch of the World Health Organization designated glyphosate a probable carcinogen, two years ago, back in the spring of 2015. The EPA has had ample time to revoke the license of this chemical and restrict its use in our food and beverage crops. As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, our children (who frequently drink orange juice for breakfast) are especially vulnerable to pesticides and measures should be taken immediately to protect them."
Two samples of each of the following brands were tested for both the herbicide glyphosate and its residue AMPA. Positive results ranged from 4.33 parts per billion (“ppb”) to an alarming 26.05 ppb. Chemical farming proponents will claim that these levels are too low to cause harm, and are definitely lower than the EPA's allowable glyphosate residue level of 30 ppm on citrus, but these claims are irrelevant in comparison to new data. Studies have shown that only 0.1 ppm (100ppb) of glyphosate destroys beneficial gut bacteria, weakening the immune system, which can lead to a wide variety of health and neurological issues. Considering the standard American diet high wheat, sugar, oatmeal, soy, and corn, with levels of up to 6000 ppb or 1.67ppm have been detected, a child can easily exceed the 100 ppb if a glass of orange juice is added at 26 ppb. Additionally, 1 part per trillion (ppt) has been shown to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. 1 ppt is equivalent to 1 drop in the water of 22 olympic swimming pools combined. Considering that studies show glyphosate bioaccumulates in bone marrow, any amount ingested is unacceptable.
More about the dangers of glyphosate can be found @ FoodRevolution.org
Considering the enormous spike in cancer and chronic health issues in the United States since the advent of GMOs and glyphosate, as well as the considerable amount of scientific data to support a correlation, thousands of citizens are now urging regulators, farmers, and pesticide applicators to immediately discontinue the use of glyphosate and toxic chemicals. Nearly 1,000 individuals have sued Monsantodue to the connection between non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Roundup.
Clearly, the EPA approval of glyphosate must be denied and consumers and farmers alike would benefit from using alternative methods in citrus growing.
Its time to do something about this!!! Ask orange juice brands to switch to organic regenerative agriculture practices to protect our children, the farmers, wildlife, soil, and water.
Tropicana- Pepsi-Co - (914) 253-2000 - CEO - Indra Nooyi
Minute Maid - Coca-Cola - (800)-438-2653 - Alexander Douglas Jr. President
Stater Bros -(855)-782-8377 - CEO Peter Van Helden
Vons - (877)-723-3929 -CEO Willam Davilla
Costco - (425)- 313- 8100- CEO Craig Jelinik
Detail reports and other important information about the glyphosate testing results can be found at http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/all_top_5_orange_juice_brands_positive_for_weedkiller.