Ben & Jerry’s has promised to get glyphosate out of their ice cream after the”probable human carcinogen”was found in 13 out of 14 samples tested.
Ice cream sold by Ben & Jerry’s in the U.S., UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands have all tested positive for glyphosate.
While it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find foods that are not contaminated with glyphosate, Ben & Jerry’s has promised to stop using ingredients that are knowingly treated with this controversial weedkiller. A spokesperson for Ben & Jerry’s stated:
“By no later than 2020, we will stop sourcing [ingredients] made with crops chemically dried using glyphosate. In addition, we intend to advocate for policies that would end use of glyphosate as a chemical drying agent.”
And, there’s more good news!
Ben & Jerry’s plans to introduce a new product line in 2018 that sources 100% certified organic dairy!
According to the company, these changes are due to consumer demand:
“At Ben & Jerry’s, we’ve worked hard to be responsive to our fans’ desire for a more sustainable and less industrialized kind of farming. That’s why we’ve taken many steps over the years to move towards a less chemically intensive and more transparent food system.”
Our diligence is paying off!