There Could Be Weed Killer in Your Beer or Wine
I am a big fan of beer as well as some wines, so this report definitely scares me.
The USA Today is reporting that a new report by a public interest research group called U.S. PIRG, says that there might be weed killer in your beer and wine.
According to USA Today, U.S. PRIG found traces of the weed killer glyphosate in 15 beers including Coors Light, Corona, Samuel Adams, Miller Lite, and Heineken to name a few. During the research, they also found like glyphosate in five of the wines they tested.
The report says that even though the researchers have found traces of the chemical in these products, they are not necessarily dangerous because of the low levels. However, researchers are still concerned due to the possible risks to your health.
The report acknowledges that the levels found in these beverages are below the EPA's federal limits.
Glyphosate is a pesticide and herbicide and is found in products like Roundup. According to USA Today, it is a probable human carcinogen.
According to the USA Today report, a spokesperson for the wine institute said that a person would have to drink more than 140 glasses of wine a day just to reach the "no significant risk level".
One winery even said that trace levels of glyphosate are now being found in rainwater according to the report.
You can read the full report here.
[via USA Today]