Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:53
I came across this last year. As I understand it, Glyphosate is sprayed on to GM crops which are resistant to it as a weedkiller. All other weeds in the field are killed. BUT the GM crop absorbs some of the glyphosate. Glyphosate is a hormone disrupter in humans, with all the problems that would entail.
So by eating GM produced food, you also eat some glyphosate.
As a gardener, I do not grow any GM crops. I only use glyphosate on land I want to clear, indeed it would kill any crop I grow. I got some on my wellies once and left a trail of dead grass footprints down the garden.
I'm not worried about it in my garden. I am worried about the use of GM crops in the general food chain. I wont touch anything with Soy in, because 95% of Soy is GM.