An article in Food Engineering led me to ask more questions.
Being a survivor of the Vietnam War and agent-orange (glyphosates), I have been plagued with cancers of various types.
After reading the detailed document “The Poison in Our Daily Bread”. I was struck by the fact that most industrial farming operations (possibly all) use glyphosate-based defoliants for various uses and reasons, as are described in the documents that followed.
Question: Have there been studies of these and other products to assess the levels of glyphosates?
Risks to manufacturers for potential liability is their lack of lot tracking to identify the field, grower, dates, and components received and issued to the job to make a particular component, or sub-part and end-product. If and when a recall is mandated, the entire list of lot-to-lot in and out, including the final products are unaccountable if this is not the case. As with the grains referenced in your report, these suppliers and growers have significant liability for passing on these poisons without regard to results.
Local wineries I have spoken with find no justification to manage lot tracking details, as there seems to have not been an issue. I contend it is not because the needs do not exist.
Beer, wine, and all spirit raw ingredients get sprayed, to my knowledge, they do not use lot tracking, nor lot numbers on any wine or alcohol product. In my interviews with the wine commission members, they all said there has never been a recall of wine, that is their justification for not using lots. I suggested they use lots and none thought it was worth it.
Liabilities may say otherwise.
I read many food, beverage, and other manufacturing and supply chain newsletters. In the article from Food Engineering, I was struck by glyphosates infusion in foods due to the spraying and usage on all sorts of harvested products. I suspect there is a liability chain that may be exploitable as well. In these articles and documents, I saw that wine, beer, and other spirits may contain glyphosates too.
Has a study been done by the FDA, or another group to assess the impact? Also, I never see a lot-number on bottles of wine. Does this leave that supply chain in jeopardy because the field and grower are not tracked for product safety, and recall purposes? If recalled, the end-product, co-products, and by-products across the entire supply chain is brought into the recall.
Here is the original article link:
The links at the end of the article are important.
As i suspected it is a fact, other products/co-byproducts are potentially, contaminated by the use of glyphosates are the following:
Beer, wine, whiskey, alcohol, and other byproducts and others I am unaware of.
From The Detox Project director, Taylor Johnson:
"We totally agree that a lack of tracking the supply chain for contaminants could be a major liability concern for brands.”
Regarding beer and wine there are a couple of reports on glyphosate testing:"
The worm turns. No, convulses:
Industries affected include: Most grains, beer, wine, spirits, etc.
Thank you for listening. I hope the information is helpful and instructive.
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