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Buyers beware: tested highest in glyphosate
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2018
I was buying Orgain for years and enjoyed the taste, but just found out that this pea protein recently tested high in the herbicide glyphosate! If you’re not familiar, this is the herbicide, more commonly branded as Roundup, to which exposure has been correlated with cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and has been classified by the World Health Organization as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. It has also been linked to endocrine disruption among other health maladies.
The Detox Project tested the eight top-selling protein powders on Amazon. The two batches of Orgain that were tested came back higher in glyphosate than any of the other brands. One came in at 83 parts per billion and the other was 281 parts per billion of glyphosate. Keep in mind anything above 80 parts per billion is considered dangerous and a high level of concern.
I encourage you to look up and research this on your own.
This is a seriously disturbing finding. What’s even more shocking is that this can be labeled as “USDA Organic” and still get these results. I hope the manufacturer will take drastic measures to source pea protein that is untainted by such a toxic chemical and implement a more thorough quality control and product testing system.