Testing Reveals High Level of Toxic Pesticides in Fast Foods

Posted by Ed 9 mths ago


Moms Across America (MAA) found “alarming” levels of pesticides in fast foods sold by the 20 top-selling brands in the U.S., the representatives of the nonprofit told congressional aides and the public in a Tuesday briefing on the children’s health crisis in the U.S.
All top brands tested positive for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and roughly 76% tested positive for other harmful pesticides, the nonprofit said.

MAA is concerned about toxicity in fast food because some fast food chains supply school lunches. Zen Honeycutt, MAA’s founder and executive director, presented MAA’s results during Tuesday’s congressional briefing.

Honeycutt told The Defender the audience “was shocked by the test results” and was “interested in the solutions that have been proven to provide safer, nontoxic, nutrient-dense food.”

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Ed 9 mths ago
High Levels of Toxic Metals Found in Foods Sold at Top Fast Food Chains
Moms Across America tested fast food from the 20 most popular fast food chains and found 100% of samples contained concerning levels of lead and cadmium. Experts says even small amounts of metals may impact kids' IQ and health.
Kids are consuming harmful amounts of heavy metals when they eat fast food, according to the nonprofit Moms Across America’s (MAA) report on heavy metals in foods sold by the U.S.’ 20 top-selling fast food restaurants.

One hundred percent of the samples tested by MAA contained “alarming” levels of lead and cadmium, and roughly 93% of samples contained detectable levels of arsenic, according to the test results.

The nonprofit tested fast food because many Americans eat fast food and some fast food chains supply school lunches.

The MAA testing found food with lead levels nearly 5 times the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) daily maximum for kids. According to the FDA, “Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status.

Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) points out that no amount of lead exposure is safe, especially for kids, as it can cause lifelong IQ damage.

“Lead is particularly dangerous to children,” the EPA says, “because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.”

Both cadmium and arsenic are carcinogenic. MAA found food with cadmium levels more than 11 times higher and arsenic more than 3.5 times higher than levels the EPA allows in drinking water.

Even low levels of cadmium can cause kidney damage, and exposure to arsenic may harm the eyes, skin, liver, kidneys, lungs and lymphatic system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Ed 4 mths ago

Ultra-processed Foods Increase Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/ultra-processed-foods-increase-dementia-alzheimers-rtk/

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