Is There Herbicide in Your Urine?

GlyphosateVia GMWatch:

According to an article in German in the Ithaka Journal, a German university study has found significant concentrations of glyphosate in the urine samples of city dwellers. The analysis of the urine samples apparently found that all had concentrations of glyphosate at 5 to 20-fold the limit for drinking water. As well as being used increasingly widely in food production, glyphosate-based weedkillers often also get sprayed onto railway lines, urban pavements and roadsides (

Disturbingly, the Ithaka Journal reports (in our translation), “The address of the university labs, which did the research, the data and the evaluation of the research method is known to the editors. Because of significant pressure by agrochemical representatives and the fear that the work of the lab could be influenced, the complete analytical data will only be published in the course of this year.” (

News of this study comes not long after the publication of a study confirming glyphosate was contaminating groundwater. Last year also saw the publication of two US Geological Survey studies which consistently found glyphosate in streams, rain and even air in agricultural areas of the US …

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3 Comments on "Is There Herbicide in Your Urine?"

  1. Rex Vestri | Feb 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm |

    For those that may not already know, Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsatan’s Roundup herbicide that’s being used in ever-increasing amounts on all those healthy, tasty, GMO crops Monsatan is polluting our food supply with.

    Here’s a great interview on the subject of glyphosate and GMOs:

  2. I for one am going to trust that if Monsanto says it’s safe then it must be safe!
    Have they ever let us down before?
    DDT – No
    PCB’s – No
    Agent Orange – No
    GMO’s – No

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