Moms Across America has received test results from a Canadian farmer showing that Canadian whole wheat flour has up to 300 ppb while Canadian wheat bran has up to 3,162 ppb of glyphosate residues. These are unacceptable and dangerous levels. This news comes at a time when the Government of Canada is in the process of reassessing its review processes for determining its approval of glyphosate and the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). This review was as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeals after a suit was filed by Safe Food Matters.
Glyphosate herbicides are commonly sprayed as a weed killer before planting and also before harvest, especially in wetter, northern regions, as a drying agent. Canada exports agricultural products to 95 countries and is the third top exporter of wheat, behind Russia and the US, exporting 6.3 billion dollars of wheat a year, or 14.1% of the world’s wheat.
Samples of wheat bran, whole wheat flour, and unbleached all-purpose flour from a Winnipeg supermarket. (first and second section of results) All were produced from Canadian wheat. The second set of samples (third chart) are from a research project being done at a farm in Manitoba.Read more