Roundup’s Toxic Chemical Glyphosate, Found in 100% of California Wines Tested

***It’s even in some labeled as organic***


NaturalSociety| Before you pop open a bottle of California Merlot, there is something you should know: trace amounts of glyphosate, the primary toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, have been found in 100% of California wines tested by the national GMO awareness group, Moms Against Monsanto.

The news comes on the heels of a report finding 14 brands of beers tested positive for the likely carcinogen in Germany.

According to Moms Against Monsanto founder Zen Honeycutt, who recently penned an article on the findings for EcoWatch, the contamination of conventional wine was 28 times higher than organic wine, with levels ranging from 0.659 parts per billion (ppb) in organic to 18.74 ppb in conventional wine.

The group tested wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties in California.

The brand names were not released, but 10 major California wines, all tested at a lab in St. Louis, Missouri, were found to contain glyphosate.

In addition to glyphosate being in Roundup, the poisonous substance is found in 700 other herbicides.

The highest level of glyphosate detected was found in a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from a conventional, chemically-farmed vineyard. The lowest was detected in a 2013 Syrah from a biodynamic and organic vineyard that had never been touched by pesticides.

Moms Across America speculated glyphosate’s reach goes well beyond its intended target:

“Because Roundup/glyphosate is not permitted on organic or biodynamic vineyards, the results are unexpected and can only be explained by the drift of chemical sprays from neighboring vineyards.”

In EcoWatch, Honeycutt lists some of the many reasons why Roundup/glyphosate should never be sprayed on crops, including vineyards:

  • Glyphosate-containing herbicides are showing up in irrigation water, and are likely present in manure used as fertilizer from animals fed GM grains and drift from spraying. In addition to wine and beer, glyphosate residues have been detected in many foods and in breast milk.
  • According to wine growers on conventional farms, their family businesses were once able to harvest from their vines for 100 years. Now thanks to chemical farming, vines only last 10-12 years. Glyphosate is a chelator, which strips living things of their vital nutrients and minerals.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed glyphosate a probable carcinogen. Even a small amount of the chemical has been shown to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells. California Department of Health data shows the cancer rates in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties are 10-20% higher than the national average. Many lawsuits are currently pending against Monsanto concerning the link between non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Roundup.
  • A study of piglets showed a repeated 30% increase in birth defects and stillbirths among pigs whose mothers were exposed to sow feed containing 0.87-1.13 ppm glyphosate in the first 40 days of pregnancy.
  • The co-formulants of Roundup have been found to be up to 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate itself, and act as hormone disruptors which may cause breast cancer, miscarriages, birth defects, and numerous other health problems.
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  • Timothy Kenyon

    I surely wish we were not being used as genie pigs for these chemical companies research. this is ridiculous unconscious capitalism. These people making this poison should be in prison.

  • Brenda

    That is some pretty serious accusations without reference to the science that backs it up. Providing references would greatly help in the sharing of your article.

    • Lindsay

      Thank you Sheep Media! Let the blind idiots like Brenda keep drinking this crap. Thank you for the great article!

      • Alicia

        Ummm, Brenda is not being an idiot, Brenda is requiring hard facts. Brenda is not a sheep on either side of the pasture.

  • Don Krieger

    Here’s the OSHA article on Glyphosate. It looks like they have not established “threshold limit values” above which this chemical is dangerous to humans. I wonder how many such chemicals are found in water, food, and air, which perhaps rightly frighten and at the same time carry a significant commercial impact such as this one.…/t-pv206…/t-pv2067-01-8911-ch.html

    • Del olds

      File not found.

      • Sheep Media

        Everything is documented. I just went every link. What you need to do is learn how to READ. This article got 66,000 shares. I wonder if MONSANTO is upset?

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  • Ashley

    Thanks for listing the beers that contain this supposed carcinogen! Oh wait…. ‘_’

  • Patty

    I’m sorry, but I need a reference too!

  • At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast, later than having
    my breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

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