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What the FDA isn't telling you about your food

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May 4, 2018

ESSAY OF THE WEEK

Busted.


For two years, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing your food for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.

According to internal FDA emails, test results show that hundreds of commonly consumed foods contain glyphosate. Yet so far, none of that information has been made public.

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by watchdog group U.S. Right to Know, the FDA’s secret is out. Yet according to an article by U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam, the agency is downplaying the results—and making no apologies for hiding the information from the public.

OCA is no stranger to the world of testing foods for glyphosate. But unlike the FDA, we let the public know when foods like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are contaminated. In fact we’ve sued several companies for advertising glyphosate-contaminated food as “natural”—we’ll soon have updates on the outcomes of two of those lawsuits.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, you’ll want to read this latest report on a government agency keeping consumers in the dark.

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