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Government scientists detected trace amounts of a pesticide many liberal activists think causes cancer in several commonly consumed foods, according to a report Monday from The Guardian.
Internal documents show Federal Drug Administration scientists are having a hard time finding any food that does not carry traces of glyphosate, a pesticide widely used on American crops. Activists believe the chemical is a deadly carcinogen, even though research on the pesticide has not concluded as much.
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“I have brought wheat crackers, granola cereal and corn meal from home and there’s a fair amount in all of them,” FDA scientist Richard Thompson wrote in an email The Guardian obtained through public records request. Broccoli was the only food he found to be glyphosate-free, Thompson added.
The FDA is responsible for testing food samples for pesticide residues to determine illegally high levels. Consumer groups have criticized the FDA in the past for being too late to jump on the anti-glyphosate train — the pesticide has been in circulation for more than four decades.
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Activist calls for more testing grew to a fevered pitch after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015. IARC’s declaration was partially dependent on the research from a scientist who withheld evidence related to his findings.
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