There’s No Need To Panic Over Weedkiller In Beer And Wine
Forbes | By Jenny Splitter
Is there weed killer in wine and beer? That question was posed by multiple headlines this week after testing conducted by a consumer advocacy group revealed traces of glyphosate in almost twenty brands of booze, including one that was labeled organic. The idea of drinking weed killer is, of course, alarming but what did these tests actually show?
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group tested twenty different wine and beer brands and found detectable levels of glyphosate in all but one. Twenty is not a large sample size, as U.S. PIRG acknowledges, but the fact that traces of glyphosate show up in food isn’t exactly disputed either. It’s also been found in cereal and ice cream.