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100 Percent of Beer Tested Had At Least 5 Times the Amount Glyphosate Allowed by Law


Biochemical giant Monsanto has found itself under increased scrutiny after the World Health Organization recently announced that glyphosate is likely carcinogenic to humans.

Also, in the US, California recently labelled Monsanto’s Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state.

The slew of studies showing the adverse health effects of Roundup on laboratory animals as well as humans are overwhelmingly ominous which makes news of the chemical being found in high quantities in beer that much more worrisome.

After dumping 2.6 billion pounds of this known carcinogen on the US for the past two decades, the problem has gotten so out of hand that the FDA has announced that they will begin testing certain foods for traces of glyphosate.

“The agency is now considering assignments for Fiscal Year 2016 to measure glyphosate in soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs, among other potential foods,” FDA spokeswoman Lauren Sucher told Civil Eats, an American food news publication.

The Environmental Institute in Munich, Germany, however, has taken it upon themselves to test for glyphosate and recently published a study on their results.

In the study, the institute tested 14 of the best selling beers in Germany and found that all of them contained traces of glyphosate.

Not only did all of them contain glyphosate, but the levels found were far higher than is legally allowed in drinking water. The legal limit for traces of glyphosate in drinking water is 0.1 micrograms per liter. The lowest amount of glyphosate found in one of the 14 beers was 0.46 micrograms in the Bavarian Augustiner beers.

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However, that was extremely low compared to the 29.74 micrograms per liter in the Hasseröder brewery in Saxony-Anhalt.

Naturally, the Brauer-Bund beer association has come out swinging attempting to smear the study and downplay the health risks.

“An adult would have to drink around 1,000 liters (264 U.S. gallons) of beer a day to ingest enough quantities to be harmful for health,” it said in a statement.

However, that amount is based on a single dose. The harmful effects of long-term exposure through the ingestion of small amounts over time are only beginning to be realized.

It’s not because of unresearched public pressure that the WHO classified glyphosate as potentially carcinogenic. However, in spite of their move, Monsanto challenges the WHO’s position and says that earlier studies by the US Environmental Protection Agency found their herbicide to be safe.

The idea that Monsanto is referencing the EPA’s findings is laughable as Monsanto, and the EPA are but a revolving door for each other.

What’s more is the fact that since the 1990’s Germany has limited the amount of glyphosate in the country. Nowhere near the quantity of glyphosate that is sprayed in the US is sprayed in Germany which makes one wonder just how much of the potentially carcinogenic chemical is in American brews.

  • It’s in everything. ..prosecute Monsanto for crimes against humanity.

  • Who give a fuck according to someone somewhere everything causes cancer so who gives two shits

    • intelligent people

    • no one is going to make it out alive anyways… drink up.

    • Yeah but I feel like people would prefer to make it out alive peacefully rather than in the death throes of cancer

    • More BS Pseudoscience scare tactics.

    • Roundup getting in food has been addressed by the FDA. If that means it’s “pseudoscience” then a lot of things can be.

      The only pseudoscience I’ve seen on this page is primarily concerned with vaccines.

  • Not here.

  • BEcorrect

    This was in GERMANY. why use a picture where half of the beers are BELGIAN?

  • just another attack on german economy. but the origin is monsanto.

    • From the way I see it Germany is doing a good enough job ruining its economy. No need for outside forces. Crashing banks, shitty public transport corporations making shitty investment decisions, etc

    • crashing banks is a system fault. if you know how money works you will see it too. And would be nice if you can give an example for “shitty” public public transportation corporationss investment decisions.

  • Sounds like we ought to… roundup the criminals


    • maybe when they gives us our weed then maybe

  • Jason Mescheder, Jennifer Karlisle Strayer and Chad Knight…maybe this is why I keep feeling sick when I drink beer. I’m glad I decided to stop drinking it.

  • These reports only come out when a non government humanitarian group catches them in another fraud.

  • In BEER (too) ??!!

  • top!

  • When did Food Babe start running this page?

  • Zei Na

  • The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chemical poisoning — Glyphosate includes the 23 symptoms listed below:

    Reduced urination
    Swallowing difficulty
    Breathing difficulty
    Esophageal inflammation
    Blood in vomit
    Stomach inflammation
    Blood in urine
    Reduced blood pressure
    Increased blood potassium level
    Metabolic acidosis
    Mouth ulcers
    Destruction of red blood cells
    Respiratory failure
    Kidney damage

  • F#@$ monsanto.

  • NO…………………….

  • Brew my own beer

  • Yves

  • 🙁

  • My favourite one is there-Erdinger . Our Reinheitsgebot has a new ingredient now 🙂

  • Deonn

  • Richie Lee Cox Brian Cox

  • What, do you get your stock photos the same place as Ted Cruz? Most of the beers pictured are subject to the Reinheitsgebot. With the possible exception of the Czech beer all these countries ban GMOs and are in the process of banning glyphosate if they haven’t already done so. Free thought or not, this leads me to suspect you may be sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.

  • Poisoning Consumers
    I bet you no onw will see any jail time for this either

  • Good thing I drink sweet water 420!

  • Keep sucking down the bitter rotting grain.

  • Oh no!

  • Thank Monsanto for that.
    They are poisoning the world for profit.

    • Glyphosate is not a Elemental Chemical. It is a poisonous compound concocted by Monsanto with the only purpose of poisoning the food supply so that only Monsanto produced and patented plants will grow. Guess why?
      You can suck on Monsanto’s dick all you like.

  • What took them so long, to test it?

  • Then the FDA and USDA need to get off their @@S

  • There is a distinct excess of paranoia in today’s world. Chill the F out and enjoy your beer

  • Fear mongering refuted in 3…2…1

    • Lmfao. How unintelligent and unrelated.

    • Funny, can you explain Why is that? Do compounds react differently in your universe or are facts just to much for you to handle?

    • Because sodium and chlorine creating salt has NOTHING to do with mercury and aluminum being neurotoxins, nor is it any “chemistry they are ignoring” . the entire photo is ignorant.

    • No, it shows you’re ignorant of the fact that a compound is not its components. Ala the salt comparison. Ya daft ninny.

  • Karen Morrison

    • guess we better start making our own ?

    • reading the comments is interesting, some are aware and some just dont care we and our planet are being poisoned, Jenn

  • Mike Walker

    Monsanto….slowly poisoning the world one chemical at a time!!!! Ban ROUNDUP!!!!

  • These are some of the greats! If one drinks one of these (or your local brewery labels) you then piss an Anheuser-Busch 20-30 minutes later.

  • Valda Nicoll Ross Nicoll

  • Monsanto will poison us all.

  • your article made it to the english version, Gaston Graf

  • This is why i dont drink beer any more!!

  • Not #stone !!
    #stonebrewery makes their beer with fresh, organic, local ingredients.

  • Peter Rajewski here’s a good read

  • I prefer organic beer for this reason.

  • well that totally blows

  • jamesawyatt

    in this life span of nearly 79 years, encountering more than enough problems without ever smoking or ‘drinking’. Encounter enough with out those vices.

  • Bill Beatteay Justin King. John Barbagallo

  • Great….

  • That sucks

  • I hope removing the glyphosate doesn’t ruin the taste of good beer!!!!!

  • I’m just confused???? Some of the study’s claim that Glyphosate causes cancer and a list of other things… Other scientific study’s say it doesn’t and the caffeine in one cup of coffee is more toxic…. Sooooooo I kinda feel like I should be mad at Nabob, Starbucks and their marketing for secretly feeding this toxic chemical to me for so long!!!!

  • TY Monsanto for GMO herbacide resitant plant seeds. So you can spray so much more juicy good poison on our foods to make them not so good for you anymore.

  • Not the beer! Nooooooooooo!

  • I did a study on glyphosate, gmos and monsanto last semester. But, what beers should I avoid?

  • Ha I only smoke treee

  • And no one is immediately dying from it…

  • And they wanna talk about marijuana needing to be regulated n safe for the public…Hah

  • First act as president just after being elected, OBOZO gave financial liability immunity to Monsanto That was the 1st clue that that arsenal of dumb was no good for this planet.

  • Your idiot president gave Monsanto immunity right after he was first elected, he is the one that should … Censored

  • James

  • Is anyone looking into this in Australia?

  • Mmmm round up infused beer

  • Lets get one thing very straight here ,Companies fight against each other on an hourly basis and they don’t have a set of rules …Everyone is party to their conniving manipulative marketing…But worse is to fuck with a mans beer….

  • And some even contained BOOOOZZZEE. OMG!

  • Son of a bitch… I love my beer & hate Monsanto. They’re always screwing up good things.

  • United corprations of America are branching out. And they want you! Free thought kinda gets it right, but kinda wrong…or the people replying a lot of times. Companies aren’t trying to kill us, they just don’t care if they do. As long as we help their stocks along the way, that’s ok. America has been brought down from the inside and it just might be too late to do anything about it. Nearly 300 years of capitalism has created Godzillas not Frankensteins, and all the Godzillas own the all people that run the world.

  • They ruined beer too? Not beer. Say it ain’t so. 🙁

  • it is in rice, cotton and even tampons, everthing

  • Lol @ alcoholics

  • Jon Jones you called this the other day! Wow

  • Ruben Hernandez