Roundup is used on food crops in increasing amounts across the United States, and that glyphosate (Roundup’s key ingredient) is known to cause liver and kidney damage to rats in amounts as small as .1 parts per billion. It has also been proven to be an endocrine disruptor in humans at as little as .05 ppm, and if that’s not bad enough the World Health Organization considers glyphosate a probable carcinogen.
You probably already know that GMO crops are drenched with Roundup, because they are created to be resistant to the herbicide. You may not know, however, that the chemical is also used on other crops—for example, glyphosate is often used in large amounts on wheat to dry it before harvest. Roundup on crops is one thing, but how much of it actually makes its way into our food?