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Roundup Herbicide Glyphosate Found In Storebought Hummus

Glyphosate's cancer-causing focus may shift to what we eat

Friday, July 24, 2020 - Glyphosate found in Roundup herbicide has been the subject of several lawsuits in recent years that have awarded plaintiffs with cancer tens of millions of dollars for their suffering allegedly from coming into contact with the world's best-selling weedkiller. A recent case where a California school maintenance worker sued Monsanto and won was upheld the other day and the plaintiff was awarded $21 million. Over 50,000 lawsuits are pending against Bayer, the German company that acquired Monsanto and inherited the company's legal troubles in 2018. Those 50,000 lawsuits claim that individuals that have come into direct skin contact with glyphosate repeatedly for years have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a deadly form of cancer of the lymph nodes yet the number of lawsuits could be only a drop in the bucket when compared to the millions of people in the United States that consume food products every day containing unacceptably high levels of the dangerous carcinogen. The most recent food to ring environmentalist's alarm bell is hummus, a natural product made mostly from garbanzo beans and sesame seed paste. Roundup herbicide cancer lawsuits are represented by national attorneys with vast experience and a winning track record litigating against big corporations and offer a free consultation.

It is important for those who are concerned about their health to stay informed of the products that contain glyphosate and could cause cancer. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, has been labeled "probably carcinogenic" by the reputable World Health Organization. Every day it seems another product that is taken for granted is added to the list of those that we eat or feed our children that contain glyphosate. The Environmental Working Group added hummus, a staple food for vegetarians and vegans all over the world, as one that contains dangerously elevated levels of glyphosate. The EWG has discovered that most brands of store-bought hummus that they tested contain upwards of 15 times the amount of glyphosate considered safe in the adult diet. The EWG is concerned that adding hummus to a diet already flooded with other foods that contain glyphosates such as soy products, oats, and grains from bread, and packaged cereals and protein bars could accumulate to hazardous levels within the body over time and contribute to developing cancer.

The Environmental Working Group recommends that health-conscious individuals continue to include natural whole food such as vegetables and minimally processed whole grains in one's diet despite the glyphosate cancer risks as these foods present a much healthier alternative to meats, cheese, and other dairy product that could promote diseases like colon and prostate cancer. The EWG detected only trace amounts of glyphosate in organic garbanzo beans so making homemade hummus could be a safer alternative and stresses the nutritional benefits of chickpeas. Stefani Sassos, MS, RD, CDN, the Good Housekeeping Institute's registered dietitian, told readers, "They're a plant-based protein powerhouse, and there are so many benefits to discuss here: There's chickpeas' ample fiber content that aids digestion and weight management, and the rich antioxidant profile found within chickpeas and hummus," Sasso says. "The benefits outweigh negatives here, especially when you compare hummus or chickpeas to other options in the supermarket."

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