Is Your Food Glyphosate-Free?

Glyphosate is the the world’s most ubiquitous herbicide. As the primary active ingredient in RoundUp weed killer, over 300 pounds of the chemical are sprayed annually on home gardens and massive monocultures. In fact, as of 2106, Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate onto our lands since 1974. And that means, in our food, glyphosate residue is tough to avoid.

Our Glyphosate Problem

But here’s the issue. Glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen” according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In 2015, the World Health Organization announced a link between glyphosate and cancer (and continues to defend this claim in 2018.) Some health experts claim that glyphosate is a known endocrine disruptor, disturbs the microbiome, damages cellular DNA and may have a link to autism, cancer, and other serious illnesses.

And yet, glyphosate residue consistently taints a significant percentage of our produce and packaged goods. In fact, in a large sampling of hundreds of grain products, it was found in over 36 percent of samples. But, there is no way to know if your food is tainted, even organic food—until now.

First Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified Food Company

Enter Foodstirs. This modern baking mix company is changing the game when it comes to testing for chemical residues. It is actually the first company to achieve a glyphosate residue-free certification.

The certification is offered by The Detox Project, who works with third-party laboratories to ensure that products do no contain glyphosate or the glyphosate metabolite AMPA.

Is Your Food Glyphosate-Free?

But the good stuff doesn’t stop there. In a major departure from traditional sourcing practices, Foodstirs also exclusively uses Fair-Trade Certified chocolate and cocoa, unrefined certified biodynamic cane sugar from Paraguay, single-origin flour, no GMOs and natural, chemical-free colorings.

Oh, and it’s all organic. Talk about a baking mix made for the 21st century!

“Our mission is to provide the cleanest food possible using the purest forms of agriculture,” said Foodstirs COO and co-founder Greg Fleishman. “We knew when we founded Foodstirs that we wanted to help families create new and meaningful experiences. This begins with making sure that our products are free from harmful chemicals so parents, kids and all consumers can enjoy upgraded home baking in the purest way.”

Suffice to say, more companies need to follow suit and be conscious about the quality of their ingredients, their overall effect on the environment and their social impact in the world. More and more consumers are demanding transparency, and hopefully Foodstirs is just the first in a long line of companies to make these massive conscious shifts.

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Melisa B5 days ago

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Jeanne R6 months ago

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