There's yet another smoking gun exposing the Food Babe and all her fake science rhetoric. This time it's her hysteria over the herbicide glyphosate. The trace amounts of glyphosate in Cheerios is so shockingly infinitesimal that for even a possibility of harm "a 175-pound adult would have to eat more than 1270 servings of the cereal a day. And a child of half that weight would have to eat more than 635 servings." This is typical of ALL her alarmist panic and delirium. She uses her good looks and charming personality to fool people into believing outright lies over chemicals that have absolutely NO BASIS in science. The sad fact is that most people have a poor or no knowledge of basic science, critical thinking, and are influenced by what's cool and hip and trendy. Welcome to the sad world of the internet where sly smooth-talkers can dupe a surprising amount of people.
Essentially she's a health-cult guru whose followers blindly accept all her claims without bothering to verify if the claims are accurate. No opposing evidence allowed! Only a tiny number will honestly evaluate the overwhelming evidence cited in the sources in this post. The Related Post below - The Dose Makes The Poison - is a real eye opener on the so-called evil of chemicals.
A report on trace amounts of glyphosate found in common brands of cereal, cookies and crackers:
"The report says the cereal Cheerios had the highest level of glyphosate out of any product at as much as 1,125.3 parts per billion. That translates to about 0.032 mg per 28 gram serving of the cereal.
"In order to max out the acceptable daily intake of 0.5 mg/kg of body weight per day, a 175-pound adult would have to eat more than 1270 servings of the cereal a day. And a child of half that weight would have to eat more than 635 servings. It’s important to mention that the report says Cheerios had levels of glyphosate 'as high as' 1,125.3 ppb, which means that other samples (though how many, the report doesn’t say) of the cereal had lower quantities. It’s also important to point out that individuals can be exposed to glyphosate through other sources as well, such as drinking water.
"According to WHO, food and water are the 'main routes of exposure' to glyphosate for the general population (as in, not pesticide applicators). But WHO adds that 'the major source of exposure to glyphosate is expected to be food' because of the way the chemical interacts in solids and liquids. So yes, glyphosate is found in some foods, but experts believe these doses of the herbicide don’t pose a cancer risk to humans."
Does Glyphosate Cause Cancer? https://www.factcheck.org/2017/08/glyphosate-cause-cancer/
EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) scientists performed an independent evaluation of available data for glyphosate and found:
"No risks of concern to human health from current uses of glyphosate. Glyphosate products used according to label directions do not result in risks to children or adults.
"No indication that children are more sensitive to glyphosate. After evaluating numerous studies from a variety of sources, the Agency found no indication that children are more sensitive to glyphosate from in utero or post-natal exposure. As part of the human health risk assessment, the Agency evaluated all populations, including infants, children and women of child-bearing age, and found no risks of concern from ingesting food with glyphosate residues. EPA also found no risks of concern for children entering or playing on residential areas treated with glyphosate.
"No evidence that glyphosate causes cancer in humans. The Agency concluded that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. EPA considered a significantly more extensive and relevant dataset than the International Agency on the Research for Cancer (IARC). EPA’s database includes studies submitted to support registration of glyphosate and studies EPA identified in the open literature.
"EPA did not agree with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conclusion that glyphosate is 'probably carcinogenic to humans.' EPA considered a significantly more extensive and relevant dataset than the International Agency on the Research for Cancer (IARC). EPA’s database includes studies submitted to support registration of glyphosate and studies EPA identified in the open literature. For instance, IARC only considered eight animal carcinogenicity studies while EPA used 15 acceptable carcinogenicity studies....."
Further Info Exposing The Food Babe
The Food Babe: Enemy of Chemicals https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/the-food-babe-enemy-of-chemicals/385301/
The ‘Food Babe’: A Taste of Her Own Medicine https://skepticalinquirer.org/2015/05/the-food-babe-a-taste-of-her-own-medicine/
The Food Babe Has No Idea How Physiology Works https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/quackery/food-babe-has-no-idea-how-physiology-works
Things Food Babe Doesn't Want You To Know https://www.mashed.com/134058/things-food-babe-doesnt-want-you-to-know/
14 Simple Ways To Evaluate Potential Health Misinformation https://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2023/04/14-simple-ways-to-evaluate-potential.html
17 Concise Health and Wellness Fallacies Every Consumer Should Know https://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2022/10/17-concise-health-and-wellness.html
6 Epic Food Babe Fails http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2017/11/6-epic-food-babe-fails.html
The Dose Makes The Poison: 19 Examples Alarmists Want Hushed http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2017/03/the-dose-makes-poison-19-examples.html
7 Ways Health Gurus Dupe The Public http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2017/03/7-ways-health-gurus-dupe-public.html
The Folly of Fearing Glyphosate (Roundup) http://www.mybestbuddymedia.com/2018/06/the-folly-of-fearing-glyphosate-roundup.html