On Oct. 24, 2018, it was reported that a number of food products have trace amounts of a controversial herbicide found in the popular weed killer Roundup. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products it tested had levels of glyphosate, a main component of Roundup. The level of the material found in the foods were, “higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health.” Similar results were reported earlier for over thirty oat-based foods.
This report highlights the need for rapid detection of toxic substances, such as pesticides and herbicides, including glyphosate, for food safety and the health of the general public. The ACE-CB1000 rapid pesticide screening system, available from ANP Health, is a valuable tool for this purpose.