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Glyphosate Found in Manuka Honey

New Zealand Food Safety has been testing honey samples for agricultural compounds, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and other environmental contaminants for years, but in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, they tested honey samples for glyphosate residues, some of which turned up positive. In their "National Chemical Residues Programme Report" released January 2020, it's noted that 300 raw extracted archival and retail-packed honey samples were tested for glyphosate residues during 2017/2018, while another 60 retail-packed Manuka honey samples were tested for the herbicide during 2018/2019. Out of the 300 samples, 22.3% contained glyphosate residues above the laboratory limit of reporting, with clover or pasture floral types testing positive more often than other varieties. About 1.7% of the unblended or unprocessed (raw extracted) honey samples contained glyphosate residues at levels above the regulatory limit.  Read more...


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