This is what always ticks me off about these articles/studies. No one understands what "trace" means. Trace means barely detectable with the testing equipment. They finally took saccharin off the "known carcinigens" list when they realized a human would have to eat 2000+ pounds daily. https://www.ecowatch.com/15-health-problems-linked-to-monsantos-roundup-1882002128.html
"Assuming the greatest value reported, 51.4 ppb, is correct, a 125-pound adult would have to consume 308 gallons of wine per day, every day for life to reach the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s glyphosate exposure limit for humans," he said "To put 308 gallons into context, that would be more than a bottle of wine every minute, for life, without sleeping."
Also, as a scientist, I get they went with several name brands.. but 5 wines, 15 beers and 1 cider? That's not "randomly selected".. that's not even enough to count as a sample size. They discovered this compound in 19 of 20? There are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of beers and wines out there. You expand that to 1000 samples and it's still only in 19? What then? This study is invalid.
I realize the Roundup causes cancer stuff is debatable but the article reinforces the fact that Roundup is in virtually every conventionally produced food. And some foods have more than others, especially meat, where glyphosate can concentrate in the collagen. So who knows how much we may be consuming? With side effects that range far beyond just a cancer risk, it's not a bad idea to be aware so you can make an informed decision. "Very low doses can disrupt human liver cell function", toxicity to beneficial gut bacteria, low levels of seratonin, testosterone, and tryptophan, etc etc etc. are enough reasons to rethink your exposure. And don't forget drift. Careless farmers spraying on windy days end up spraying their neighbors. Happens all the time. I personally don't support that.
Or you can just trust Monsanto. They say it's safe. They said it denatures soon after application but it shows up in our food. They said DDT was safe. They said Agent Orange was safe.
Now I don't stress out over avoiding it. I wouldn't think twice about eating a home cooked at a friend's house or restaurant or a beer or a soda or whatever. But I grow a big garden and hunt and forage and brew and bake with mostly organic ingredients. Mainly because I find it incredibly satisfying to produce a large, high quality portion of my family's sustenance but it certainly gives me peace of mind that it's good clean food because everything these days seems to be polluted with something.
We all have to die from something but if risk of irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, depression, alzheimers, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, also, Ms, Parkinson's, etc. can be reduced by avoiding just one thing, I'm interested.
Give me a quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one.