Do you know what is in your food? The big-food industry has taken consistent steps to block labeling of GMO foods. Legislatures at the state and federal level often prove spineless when it comes to consumer safety as our politicians are paid by the big-food industry to stay quiet (so as to most easily keep their positions of privilege and power). It is estimated that more than 90% of the soy we consume in the United States is now GMO based. Together with soy, the American diet is heavy on GMO sugar, corn and wheat.
Why does this matter? New studies are emerging drawing into the question the safety of glyphosate, which is the molecule that is commonly used in the herbicide on GMO crops. The plants absorb the glyphosate and then we ingest it in our food. For example, Moms Across America has cited research showing that glyphosate is present in breast milk. Other studies question whether the increased use of glyphosate is linked to birth defects, autism, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, cancer and other health problems.
Today we wrote to Unilever, the maker of Hellman's Mayonnaise, to ask about the level of glyphosate in their brand of mayonnaise since its principal ingredient is soybean oil (we do not know whether they use GMO based soybean oil, although the odds seem pretty good). We have a client who would like to know
If you have any information or concerns about the use and safety of glyphosate, please let us know via our contact page.