The glyphosate is a type of herbicide used in agriculture to erase weeds, specially annual broadleaf weeds that compete with crops for the water and nutrients of the soil. The glyphosate is the most used herbicide in the United States however, there are several clues indicating that this chemical product is harmful for animals and humans.
In 2015, the World Health Organization classified the glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans", based on strong evidence that it is also carcinogenic to animals.
AGQ Labs has been analyzing the active ingredient glyphosate for years, both in foods and in drinking water. The technique utilized is Liquid Chromatography Tandem-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS-MS), which is unquestionably today’s state-of-the-art instrumentation for this type of analysis.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizes glyphosate as a product that is “slightly toxic” for humans and birds and “practically nontoxic to fish, aquatic invertebrates and honeybees.” Despite this EPA classification at the federal level, the State of California, has listed glyphosate under Proposition 65 as a carcinogen. Prop. 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, approved by the California electorate.