May 6, 2015
90 Percent of Soybeans Found to Contain Glyphosate Residues
Unfortunately, testing for glyphosate and glufosinate is expensive and is the excuse the USDA uses for not testing for it, and no contamination data was available for Dr. Samsel to review.
Eventually, he convinced the USDA to release the results of a series of tests in 2011. In all, they tested 400 samples of soybeans, and they found more than 90 percent of the soybeans had glyphosate residues in them.
However, when the agency sent him a pre-publication copy of the report, he noticed they were only reporting on 300 out of the 400 samples.
"I started looking at the data. I noticed that the amount of aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), which is the metabolite of glyphosate, was greater than that of the glyphosate itself.
If you analyze the glyphosate, you're going to get glyphosate if the residue is in the crop, but you're also going to get the metabolite AMPA. But looking at the numbers, they just didn't make sense. I believed they've cherry-picked the data so that the data didn't exceed the EPA residue limits," he says.
Unfortunately, when he tried to get an explanation for the discrepancy in the data, his USDA contact was no longer working there, and he hasn't been able to find him since.
Another MUST READ Mercola article.
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