Is your healthy hummus is filled with glyphosate a weed killer that's a probable carcinogen and endocrine disruptor? Moms Across America released test results of 10 hummus samples from 8 brands and all but 1 tested positive for glyphosate weedkiller (Roundup herbicide).
Lilly’s Hummus representative stated that they source their garbanzo beans from organic farmers in California. When asked about the absence of glyphosate in their products they stated, regarding their suppliers, “They perform random field pre-checks on crops, and recognize glyphosate as one of the worst herbicides. We’re very gratified to produce a nourishing product safe for individuals and families free of this substance.”
Moms Across America says, "The issue is making sure the organic garbanzo beans are really organic. We encourage brands to do their due diligence. Thank you Lily's for sourcing non-glyphosate sprayed garbanzo beans."
Why is hummus contaminated?
There are 2 likely sources of glyphosate in the hummus. First, legume and seed crops (non-organic) are routinely sprayed with Roundup as a pre-harvest desiccant (drying agent). Secondly, most hummus seems to have canola oil on the label (rather than olive oil as the only oil) and canola oil is almost always GMO and engineered to be Roundup Ready (live through field spraying with Roundup).
Want to know for sure what's in your hummus? Make it from scratch with organic ingredients.
Hummus the Easy Way
1. 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2. One large eggplant roasted until soft (350˚ for 15- 20 minutes), cooled, peeled and seeded for added nutrition
3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4. 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled (saute before adding for a sweeter hummus)
5. Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
6. Juice from 1 lemon (seeded)
7. 1/2 tsp. Lemon Powder (optional – frozen, dehydrated, and powdered form available from Fred Meyer’s or online by TrueLemon)
Mixed together 1 minute or so in a Cuisinart until smooth. Taste, add more salt, lemon juice, OO as desired.
Serve with pita bread and carrot and celery stalks.
Kids love this, but I introduced them all to lemons as babies.
contributed by Deborah Zee
More about the tested hummus products from Moms Across America: https://www.momsacrossamerica.com/_healthy_hummus_contaminated_with_weed_killer
Summary of Glyphosate's Danger to Human Health
Independent, peer-reviewed scientific evidence now shows that glyphosate’s harm to human health could begin at the ultra-low levels of 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). As little as 0.05 ppb of glyphosate causes liver and kidney damage in rats, along with changes in the functions of more than 4,000 genes. SOURCE
If you'd like to learn more about gene alterations, this is a highly recommended book.
What gets overlooked by researchers is the synergistic effects of glyphosate with other toxins that are being used along side glyphosate. They also spray pesticides on the same things they spray glyphosate on. Its difficult to find studies accessing what the effects of that are but you can see the dramatic rise in cancer that coincides with the increase in glyphosate usage so it is working synergistic-ally with other toxins.
The EPA's “allowable” level of glyphosate found in U.S. drinking water is 700 ppb of glyphosate.
For years Monsanto has been dogged by questions about the safety of glyphosate for humans, animals and the environment, and for years the company has denied or dismissed claims of its products’ links to a range of serious side effects—including birth defects, cancer, autism, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, kidney disease, wildlife and aquatic abnormalities and death, and even the deaths of butterflies and bees.
But new information has come to light that shows Monsanto not only knew of the biochemical hazards of glyphosate, but did not reveal the results of its own studies that corroborated several scientific challenges to its product. Recently released court documents clearly show Monsanto knew the toxicity of their product and intentionally covered up the dangers to humans and the environment.
Glyphosate is found in vaccines, breastmilk, urine, water. Its detected at high levels in Cheerios, the “irresistible taste of golden honey that also provides 12 essential vitamins and minerals” for American children, contains 1,125.3 ppb.
Future historians may well look back upon our time and write, not about how many pounds of pesticide we did or did not apply, but about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations with this massive experiment we call genetic engineering that is based on flawed science and failed promises just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise. – Don M. Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University; COL (Retired) AUS-Medical Intelligence
Study showing GMO corn causes gut damage: http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=85687