Updated agosto 6, 2021
In 2015 the USDA reported orange juice was the most consumed fruit juice in the United States and oranges were the second most consumed fruit overall, just slightly behind apples. The average person in America consumes 2.7 gallons of orange juice and 3 pounds of oranges each year. “100% Pure Orange Juice” is a common claim used by many juice brands that allow consumers to feel safe when serving it to their families daily. However, recent testing revealed that every one of the five top orange juice brands Moms Across America sent to an accredited lab tested positive for glyphosate weed killer. Glyphosate is the declared active chemical ingredient in Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, and 750 other brands of glyphosate-based herbicides. Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world, often sprayed as a weedkiller between citrus trees, found in irrigation water and rain.
El fundador de Moms Across America, Zen Honeycutt, declaró: "El descubrimiento de residuos de glifosato en el jugo de naranja es inaceptable, especialmente porque una rama del La Organización Mundial de la Salud designó al glifosato como probable carcinógeno, hace dos años, en la primavera de 2015 . La EPA ha tenido tiempo suficiente para revocar la licencia de este químico y restringir su uso en nuestros cultivos de alimentos y bebidas. Según lo confirmado por el Academia Americana de Pediatría , nuestros niños (que con frecuencia beben jugo de naranja para el desayuno) son especialmente vulnerables a los pesticidas y se deben tomar medidas de inmediato para protegerlos ".
Two samples of each of the following brands were tested for both the herbicide glyphosate and its residue AMPA. Positive results ranged from 4.33 parts per billion (“ppb”) to an alarming 26.05 ppb. Chemical farming proponents will claim that these levels are too low to cause harm, and are lower than the EPA's allowable glyphosate residue level of 30 ppm on citrus, but these claims are irrelevant in comparison to new data. Studies have shown that only 0.1 ppm (100ppb) of glyphosate destroys beneficial gut bacteria, weakening the immune system, which can lead to a wide variety of health and neurological issues. Considering the standard American diet high wheat, sugar, oatmeal, soy, and corn, with levels of up to 6000 ppb or 1.67ppm have been detected, a child can easily exceed 100 ppb if a glass of orange juice is added at 26 ppb.
Además, se ha demostrado que 1 parte por trillón (ppt) Estimular el crecimiento de las células de cáncer de mama. 1 ppt es equivalente a 1 caída en el agua de 22 piscinas olímpicas combinadas. Considerando que los estudios muestran el glifosato se bioacumula En la médula ósea, cualquier cantidad ingerida es inaceptable.
Marca de jugo de naranja
Nivel de glifosato efectivo (ppb)
Tienda minorista de compra
El informe completo se puede ver aquí. La metodología de prueba fue "Detección de glifosato y AMPA por UPLC-MS / MS".
The Health Research Institute Laboratories routinely undergoes independent, third-party proficiency testing of its methods. The lab is also certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments act of 1988 (CLIA-88) to perform high complexity clinical testing.
In addition to being listed as a carcinogen on California EPA's Prop 65 list in July of 2017, a study published in January of 2017 proved chronic consumption of low levels of Roundup (which contains glyphosate) caused fatty liver disease in animals. Only 0.1 ppb (50 ng/L glyphosate equivalent dilution; 4 ng/kg body weight/day daily intake) was confirmed to cause liver dysfunction. According to the Liver Foundation, 1 out of 10 Americans now has liver disease.
Earlier studies have demonstrated that Roundup has an endocrine-disrupting effect, leading to congenital disabilities such as anencephaly (small or missing brain), miscarriages, and infertility. The EPA knows about the negative health implications of glyphosate use but has refused to ban this harmful chemical and even permits the manufacturer to make claims that the product is safe when “used as directed.”
Florida es una ubicación central para el cultivo de cítricos. Se han aplicado hasta 3.5 millones de libras de glifosato por milla cuadrada en Florida durante 12 años. Se desconoce el impacto ambiental en peces, aves, vida silvestre y la calidad del agua.
However, even when it is “used as directed,” studies show glyphosate is harmful in minute amounts because it functions. It is known as an endocrine disruptor. This chelator causes mineral deficiency, antibiotics, and organ damage. Glyphosate herbicides also inhibit enzymes and increase the impact of other toxins and heavy metals. Copper is often used to kill bacteria in the citrus industry. Copper is also toxic to sperm and is so destructive that it's commonly used in IUDs, a widely used form of birth control. Allowing glyphosate to be sprayed on oranges and other crops increases the potential impact of copper and its contribution to the rapid decline of sperm quality and sterilization. When we offer orange juice, a favorite breakfast drink, to the males in our lives, this is not a typical consideration most Americans knowingly contemplate.
Conventional citrus growers often insist that harsh chemical herbicides are necessary to maintain crop production and prevent water competition between weeds and the orange trees. However, Dr. Don Huber, a professor at Purdue University, a farmer-educator, and a plant pathologist with 50 years of experience, has stated that this is untrue; water usage is increased by using glyphosate as are fungal disease and other problems. Furthermore, he emphatically asserts that “the science and epidemiological data show glyphosate is NOT safe.” He has found many disadvantages to glyphosate use, including a reduction in productivity. He is concerned that the USGS showed that counties in Florida, a mecca of citrus growers, had as much as two tons per square mile of residual glyphosate/AMPA in them. Some of the disadvantages that he has identified are:
1. “Glyphosate reduces water-use efficiency by 50%, so it takes twice as much water with glyphosate than it would be using a brachia grass mulch for weed control as was done by citrus growers in Brazil.
2. Citrus growers who use glyphosate herbicides will lose more trees from citrus variegated chlorosis (caused by xylella fastidiosa and sometimes called citrus blight or CVC) with glyphosate use and will soon be in the same position as they are with the imminent demise of their olive production from this disease – and for the same reason.
3. Nutrient availability, water infiltration into the soil, and natural biological controls of their soil-borne diseases are greatly reduced by glyphosate's mineral nutrient chelation and antibiotic activity. It takes more fertilizer to compensate for the reduced nutrient availability. ”- Dr. Huber
Farmer educator Bob Streit added, "In reality, citrus production is down by over 50% from ten years ago due to the irrigation water being polluted by the pesticide. Independent soil analysis by qualified labs and the USGS (US Geological Survey) have confirmed the soil and water contamination. The chelation effect is weakening the trees so much that weak bacteria are killing them."
El hecho es que la EPA ha admitido ante un equipo de científicos y yo mismo, en persona, que no tienen ningún estudio a largo plazo en animales con análisis de sangre en ninguna de las formulaciones finales de Roundup. Como es su política exigir solo estudios de seguridad sobre un ingrediente químico activo declarado, no la formulación final de ningún producto químico, carece de fundamento científico afirmar que las formulaciones finales de herbicidas a base de glifosato son seguras en cualquier capacidad o cantidad.
Due to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the severe harm caused by glyphosate-based herbicides, Moms Across America and a consistently increasing base of consumers are asking food manufacturers to discontinue the use of glyphosate immediately. Letters were sent to the CEOs and board members of the manufacturers of the orange juice brands that were tested in June of 2017, and none of the manufacturers responded except for Costco, who replied that consumers have an option to select their organic brand. We were not assured that they would encourage conventional orange growers to discontinue the use of glyphosate and switch to organic methods as was requested. Organic growers, who are not legally permitted to use glyphosate herbicides, utilize safer alternatives that are available. Many people cannot afford organic, however, and turn to products labeled “Natural” instead. The term “Natural” on a package of a food product that contains glyphosate weedkiller is widely considered misleading, however, and potentially harmful to the consumer.
Safer alternatives are available. Biostimulants, a more natural alternative, have been shown to have positive effects and come in a wide range of different products, including beneficial soil bacteria, beneficial fungi, humic substances, and seaweed extract, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences plant physiologist Dr. Ute Albrecht. Dr. Albrecht says research indicates the biostimulants “have positive effects on plant growth and also on crop yields,” and she is now studying biostimulant use in citrus. Additional alternatives are also available, such as steam weed control, cover crops, mulch, and bio-diverse farming.
Teniendo en cuenta el enorme aumento en el cáncer y los problemas de salud crónicos en los Estados Unidos desde la llegada de los OGM y el glifosato, así como la considerable cantidad de datos científicos para respaldar una correlación, miles de ciudadanos ahora exhortan a los reguladores, agricultores y aplicadores de pesticidas a suspenda el uso de glifosato y productos químicos tóxicos de inmediato. Casi 1,000 individuos tienen demandó a Monsanto debido a la conexión entre el linfoma no Hodgkin y Roundup.
La aprobación de la EPA del glifosato debe denegarse, y tanto los consumidores como los agricultores se beneficiarían del uso de métodos alternativos en el cultivo de cítricos.
¿Quieres hacer algo al respecto?
Pida a las marcas de jugo de naranja que cambien a prácticas de agricultura regenerativa orgánica para proteger a nuestros niños, los agricultores, la vida silvestre, el suelo y el agua.
Tropicana- Pepsi-Co - (914) 253-2000 - CEO - Indra Nooyi
Minute Maid - Coca-Cola - (800) - 438-2653 - Alexander Douglas Jr. Presidente
Stater Bros - (855) - 782-8377 - CEO Peter Van Helden
Vons - (877) - 723-3929 -CEO Willam Davilla
Costco - (425)- 313- 8100- CEO Craig Jelinek
Moms Across America and consumers understand that our administration is not likely to revoke the license of glyphosate. Still, as millions of Europeans and global citizens have requested, it is a necessary step to take to protect humans and our environment. We also understand that it is a big request to ask farmers to switch to organic regenerative farming. We respond that we have faith in our farmers. They are ingenious. Alternative methods are available, and we beseech you, for the sake of your family and public health, to make that switch. We will celebrate and support those who do!
Update: diciembre 3, 2018, For more information on what is happening in Florida, click here.
Solicitamos a nuestra EPA que revoque la licencia de glifosato de inmediato.
Llame a Neil Andersen, Gerente de sucursal de la Junta de Revisión de Pesticidas de la EPA (703) - 308-8187
We also understand that it is a big request to ask farmers to switch to organic regenerative farming. We respond that we have faith in our farmers. They are ingenious. Alternative methods are available, and we beseech them for the sake of their family, farmworkers, and public health to make that switch. We will celebrate and support those who do!
Moms Across America es una organización sin fines de lucro 501 c3 cuyo lema es "Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids".
Corrección octubre 11 2:25pm PT
It was noted the typo 0.1 ppb should have been 0.1 ppm of glyphosate herbicides that have been shown to destroy gut bacteria.
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Studies have shown that only 0.1 ppm (100ppb) of glyphosate destroys beneficial gut bacteria, weakening the immune system, leading to a wide variety of health and neurological issues. Considering the standard American diet high wheat, sugar, oatmeal, soy, and corn, with levels of up to 6000 ppb or 1.67ppm have been detected, a child can easily exceed 100 ppb if a glass of orange juice is added at 26 ppb.