Is Glyphosate In Your Wine Or Beer? Skoal!

By Catherine J. Frompovich

No matter how you raise a glass to hail your drinking partner(s), or however you offer a friendly toast to them, there’s something you ought to know that may be defeating your good wishes, i.e., beer and wine contamination from glyphosate, the premiere chemical active in the herbicide Roundup®.

You got to be kiddin’, is what I imagine readers saying as they begin to read the latest exposé regarding what’s become the number one chemical contaminant of food crops just about everywhere:  Roundup®.

However, a recent study by US PIRG not only found the inordinate increase in the use of glyphosate in food agriculture, as the chart below illustrates, but glyphosate contaminates many more edibles than we can imagine, anything from Cheerios to beer and wine.  Glyphosate even has been found in vaccines, about which I wrote here.

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Despite these risks, the use of Roundup is growing at such a rapid pace that there is enough Roundup sprayed every year to spray nearly half a pound of glyphosate on every cultivated acre of land in the world. SOURCE: U.S. Geological Survey

The above chart demonstrates just how successful Monsanto’s propaganda was in advertising Roundup® as not being harmful to health, a now-proven scientific fraud, being challenged in the U.S. Court system:

After five weeks of trial proceedings, the jury unanimously awarded Mr. Johnson $289.2 million in damages against Monsanto, finding that the company acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.

“We were finally able to show the jury the secret, internal Monsanto documents proving that Monsanto has known for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause cancer,” said Wisner following the verdict. [1]

Thousands of lawsuits are waiting in the wings to be filled regarding Roundup causing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in consumers.

Furthermore, the UN’s World Health Organization [WHO] declared glyphosate a Group 2A carcinogen!

Lyon, France, 20 March 2015 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has assessed the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides. A summary of the final evaluations together with a short rationale have now been published online in The Lancet Oncology, and the detailed assessments will be published as Volume 112 of the IARC Monographs. What were the results of the IARC evaluations? The herbicide glyphosate and the insecticides malathion and diazinon were classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). [2]

Now, US PIRG is telling consumers it has found glyphosate in the following beers and wines:

One would think USDA, the EPA and the Food and Drug Administration would be on top of the glyphosate fiasco they apparently have allowed to escalate and to contaminate food crops over the years but, NO, those agencies ostensibly have been “asleep at the switch” from ‘sucking up’ to false Monsanto science!

How does glyphosate get into just about everything we eat?

However regarding the beer and wine contaminations,

While the amount detected was below the Environmental Protection Agency limits, it is still “concerning given the potential health risks,” according to PIRG, which carried out the testing.

The REAL Problem

Regardless that those parts per billion found were below EPA limits, here’s the thousand pound gorilla in food science no one wants to admit and explain:

The cumulative EFFECTS upon the human immune system and body chemistry of consistently “below EPA limits” being consumed daily in almost every bite of food in just about every food product or therapeutic remedy, including baby food!

Don’t food scientists and health regulatory agencies know about addition?

That’s the huge epidemiological [pattern of disease development] snake slithering around the entire factory-food-farming industry which, unfortunately, is now beginning to contaminate organic farms from glyphosate oversaturation and spray drifts!

However, here’s something to consider:

Glyphosate found to attack our immunity: Here’s how to reverse its effects

Skoal! Salute! Nostrovia! Gonbae! Cheers! and Bottoms up!


[1] Jan. 20, 2010 Personal email from Robin McCall, Media Relations, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, Attorneys for Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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