On March 16th this year, the non-profit organization called Moms Across America received test results from anonymous supporter which have shown the levels of herbicide toxicity in 10 different conventional (chemically grown), organic and biodynamic wines, produced in California. The analyzes that were conducted by the Microbe Inotech Lab of St.Louis, Missouri, have discovered that every single of the 10 tested wines contains glyphosate, the herbicide that is linked to cancer, poisoning, and many other severe side effects.

A very big surprise is that traces of glyphosate were even found in organic brands, even though their contamination is lot smaller when compared to conventional wines. For example, the highest level of glyphosate in conventional wine was 28.4 times higher than organic wine.

Zen Honeycutt, Director of Moms Across America, gave the following statement:

“We have recently discovered that the detection of glyphosate is an indicator of the presence of many other co-formulants in glyphosate-based herbicides which, combined, are 1000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone. French scientist Gilles-Éric Seralini and his team have also found that these co-formulants are also endocrine hormone disruptors, which can lead to breast cancer, miscarriages, birth defects and many other health issues.  There should be zero glyphosate and related chemicals in our wine, food or personal products”.

In 2015, Glyphosate was listed as a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Other side effects of glyphosate toxicity include respiratory problems, skin irritation, arrhythmia, irritation of the throat etc. According to http://ecowatch.com/, traces of glyphosate residues have also been detected in many foods, cotton products, breast milk, and beers.

Even though there is a lot of evidence about the toxicity of Monsanto’s Roundup, the corporate giant is still trying to remove glyphosate from the California’s list of known carcinogens.

Sources: http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_contamination_in_wine