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Tea records highest concentration of Glyphosate: US research

3 May 2018 05:50 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Tea is among the agricultural products that record the highest concentration of Glyphosate, according to a latest research conducted by a top university in the United States.

The Department of Biology of Moroksy College of Health Professions and Sciences in the United States has published a research paper on its findings.

According to the paper, Glyphosate is the most widely applied herbicide in the world to eliminate broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. The paper said the highest concentration was found in four specific sample sources. They are tea bag, tea leaves, coffee power and honey.

“We observed elevated urinary glyphosate levels in participants who drank tea,” the paper said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 10

  • concern Thursday, 03 May 2018 06:43 AM

    So called top university but stated as college not found when you try to locate !.

    In Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:23 AM

    It's part of Gannon University

    Janet Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:40 AM

    no worry, majority here have tea dust.

    NA Thursday, 03 May 2018 02:53 PM

    You have no clue, right?. Sri Lankans and its academia alwayss thinks they are the world best. Not even a capable of building bush bicycle.

    Tinkiriya Thursday, 03 May 2018 06:59 PM

    @concern, I am more concerned of your ignorance. Don't talk rubbish! Harvard and Radcliff College is Harvard University. Some prestigious US Colleges are equivalent to or more advance than US universities.

    Saradiel Thursday, 03 May 2018 07:01 AM

    So with the upliftment for tea and rubber, are we going to face a risk of a possible ban of tea in future?

    Arun Dias Bandaranaike Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:59 AM

    Good to know whether this "report" has been peer reviewed, or is just part of a routine release? Another question: How does this 'research' enter the public domain before being peer reviewed?

    Gamaya Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:10 AM

    So, what does that prove?

    ET Thursday, 03 May 2018 01:15 PM

    I thought Glyposate changes it chemical content as soon as it touches soil. Glyposate is not sprayed on tea leaves but on the space between the tea trees without touching the roots.

    L Perera Friday, 04 May 2018 01:10 PM

    ET your general knowledge is very poor. When spraying liquid in a large Tea Estate it touches tea leaves as well.


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