The first wave of Glyphosate Residue Free foods have arrived on grocery stores shelves in the United States!
Chosen Foods and Heavenly Organics are among the first companies to receive the third party seal of approval.
This label is a free market solution to the glyphosate problem that all Americans face.
Glyphosate is so abundant in our food supply that it can now be found in 93% of people, according to a study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco. That’s bad news since glyphosate was declared to be a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization in 2015.
If you don’t want to eat a chemical that likely causes cancer, look for the Glyphosate Residue Free label.
In order to qualify for the Glyphosate Residue Free seal of approval, a food or ingredient must pass the strictest testing – “no glyphosate or AMPA residues down to the limits of laboratory detection.” The new independent label was created by The Detox Project in an effort to bring transparency to our food. According to the company: “We believe you have the right to know what toxic chemicals are in your body and in your food!”
The American public agrees. In fact, the momentum behind this new third-party label is being described as a “consumer-based push for transparency.”
The Glyphosate Residue Free label fills the existing gap that is not accounted for by either the USDA Organic label or the Non-GMO Project label:
*Your favorite box of cookies can be labeled as USDA Organic, but can still contain glyphosate because final products are not tested for glyphosate during the USDA Organic certification process. The Glyphosate Residue Free verification process tests both ingredients and final products.
*Likewise, your favorite box of cereal can carry the Non-GMO Butterfly, verifying GMO avoidance, but it can still contain glyphosate because glyphosate is not tested during the Non-GMO certification process.
The Glyphosate Residue Free certification fills the glyphosate gap by complementing the USDA Organic Label and the Non-GMO Project Label. Click HERE to learn more.
What You Can Do:
1. When you see products carrying the Glyphosate Residue Free verification seal, purchase those products instead of their counterparts that do not carry the seal. Click HERE to find a list of verified products.
2. Call your local grocery stores and ask them to carry brands and products containing the Glyphosate Residue Free verification seal.
3. Contact food brands directly and ask them to get certified through The Detox Project.
4. Share the news with your friends and family so that we can move the market together.
*Image used with permission from The Detox Project