25 Mar '16, 2pm
Test finds glyphosate in California wines - even those grown organically
) revealing glyphosate contamination in wines has raised eyebrows across the state, because it proves that conventional farms that use glyphosate products are interfering, albeit unintentionally, with growers who seek to avoid potentially harmful chemicals. This puts consumers in a dark and dangerous place because products they believe are safe may actually be contaminated with the same chemicals used in non-organic farms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t currently require any product labeling for glyphosate usage anyway, so at this point consumers are left with no choice but to assume the potentially cancer-causing chemical is in everything. Of the wines tested, the highest level of glyphosate detected (in a conventionally grown 2013 Cabernet Savignon) was more than 28 times the amount found in the other samples.