According to WHO research, Glyphosate residue causes cancer, and is one of the most commonly used agricultural chemical. It will now be tested by the FDA on food items like eggs, soyabean, milk and corn among other foods.

“Also, glyphosate levels, if present in genetically engineered corn and soybeans, are likely to be reduced by the processing done to those foods,” FDA press officer Lauren Sucher told Newsweek.

Glyphosate Residue Under FDA’s Radar
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Nearly a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) said glyphosate can “probably” cause cancer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will begin testing foods for residue of the most commonly used agricultural chemical in the world.

The FDA said Thursday that it would begin the testing for glyphosate in soybeans, corn, milk, eggs and other foods for the first time this year, Newsweek reported. The agency hasn’t historically conducted the testing due to cost and labor restrictions.

“Also, glyphosate levels, if present in genetically engineered corn and soybeans, are likely to be reduced by the processing done to those foods,” FDA press officer Lauren Sucher told Newsweek.

The most commonly used weed killer, Roundup, contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Monsanto Co, which manufactures Roundup, has found itself in a slew of legal battles with farmers who say the exposure to the chemical caused their cancer.

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