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August 11, 2020 - Friends of the Earth

New Study: Glyphosate Levels in Children and Adults Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic

New Study: Glyphosate Levels in Children and Adults Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic
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Research breaks new ground in tracking Roundup pesticide contamination in American families’ diets

A peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Environmental Research found that levels of the pesticide glyphosate in participants’ bodies dropped an average of 70% after six days on an organic diet.

The study is the first to examine how an organic diet affects exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s (BAYRY) weedkiller Roundup®, the most widely used pesticide worldwide. It also indicates that for the general population, the food they eat is a primary way they are exposed to this pesticide.

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