Heavenly Organics®, a manufacturer of organic, non-GMO, pesticide and antibiotic free sweets now produces the first honey to be certified as Glyphosate Residue Free™. The certification means the product has met the purity standards set by The Detox Project®, a research and certification platform that tests for toxic chemicals.
Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer and hundreds of other pesticidal products, has been found in a range of popular American food products and shows up in the urine of 93% of people tested by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Currently, there is no “maximum residue limit” (MRL) or tolerance level set for glyphosate found in honey in the U.S. In 2016, all U.S. honey samples, even organic brands, tested by the FDA contained glyphosate residues. Some of the honey showed residue levels double the limit allowed in the European Union, per documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The revelation from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015 that glyphosate is a ‘probable human carcinogen’ has led to consumers around the globe asking for transparency regarding the levels of glyphosate in their food.
“Glyphosate is a huge problem and consumers should know what toxic chemicals are in the food they’re eating,” said Henry Rowlands, Director of The Detox Project. “Glyphosate Residue Free certification enables brands like Heavenly Organics to give consumers what they really want – glyphosate residue free food.”
In contrast to the honey being affected by these pesticides and chemicals, Heavenly Organics sources its raw and organic honey from wild beehives located in the untouched forests of Northern and Central India and parts of the Himalayas. Since these naturally occurring, wild beehives are found in such remote areas, the bees are far from the reach of pesticides and other pollutants. Heavenly Organics Raw Honey is 100% Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, which is unattainable in most regions of the world today, including the US.