On April 13, 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a report (4 minute read), “Safeguarding with Science – Glyphosate Testing in 2015-2016”, providing the results of their two-year analysis of 3188 foods for glyphosate residue based on their approved Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). According to CFIA’s data, 29.7% of the food tested contained glyphosate residue, 1.3% of which contained residues above the acceptable MRLs. Infant foods and infant cereals contained 30.7% and 31.7% glyphosate residue respectively.
Is glyphosate residue in our food supply safe as long as it remains below the MRLs? In her September 11, 2017 Facebook post (2 minute read), American environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, shares the results of CFIA’s study and states “I have read many studies and reports on glyphosate and have never seen a single study that shows that there is actually a safe amount of glyphosate to ingest, so the MRLs used in the study are truly a moot point. It is far more significant that almost a third of the food supply tested in the study contained glyphosate. That’s alarming and unacceptable.“