Pesticide Linked to Cancer Is in Nearly Every US Food: Report

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Lia Eustachewich, New York Post, April 30, 2018

A widely used weed killer that’s been linked to cancer has turned up in nearly every common food in the US, according to a new report.

Scientists with the Food and Drug Administration found glyphosate, which has been used as an herbicide since the 1970s, in everything from corn to honey, granola, wheat crackers and oatmeal, The Guardian said, citing records it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

“There’s a fair amount in all of them,” FDA chemist Richard Thompson wrote to colleagues in a January 2017 e-mail that was among the records.

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