Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey, Soy Sauce

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59% of honey samples tested had glyphosate concentrations above the recommended levels

Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey, Soy Sauce Image Credits: Mike Mozart / Flickr

Mike Barrett | Natural Society


How ubiquitous is Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide, really? Researchers have discovered that a chemical in the world’s most used herbicide – RoundUp – is tainting the world’s food supply at large. It was recently found that this chemical, known as glyphosate, is present concerning amounts in honey and soy sauce.

For the study, researchers from Abraxis LLC and Boston University purchased sample sizes of various foods to analyze levels of glyphosate. Bought from the Philadelphia, US metropolitan area, the following foods were analyzed:

  • 69 samples of honey
  • 26 samples of pancake and corn syrup
  • 28 samples of soy sauce
  • 11 samples of soy milk
  • 20 samples of tofu

The minimum limit of quantification (LOQ) of the method were determined for honey, pancake syrup, and corn syrup to be 15 ppb; soy sauce…

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