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What's in your daily bread?

Postby marshlander » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:32 pm

New study shows the pesticide Roundup is not properly regulated and appears more often in British bread (in 1/4 of samples ) http://www.soilassociation.org/news/new ... cleid/4620

I glad I make my own with organic flour but it must be dreadful for those who can't for one reason or another get good bread and worry what they're giving their family.
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Re: What's in your daily bread?

Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:24 am

Oh dear. Glyphosphates like Roundup are considered safe provided that they themselves don't enter the human part of the food chain. They were designed to be used to clear ground which the plant residues being ploughed in (they break up completely in damp soil in a few days) before the crop is planted. What, therefore, are they doing in bread?

One of the key concerns about GM maize is that it is designed to survive applications of Roundup, so it becomes far more likely that the glyphospate will enter the food chain, particularly where the maize is cut green and used to make silage for cattle.
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Re: What's in your daily bread?

Postby GeorgeSalt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:03 am

When you scan through the data, I'm not sure it's glyphosate that leaps off the page. There's a pesticide and a growth regulator that appear to show-up more often.
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Re: What's in your daily bread?

Postby diggernotdreamer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:34 pm

If I make my own, sometimes a bit of dog hair.
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