dirk_vandenhirtz, veröffentlicht am 16.01.2024
Glyphosate residue in food – alternative crop desiccation
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is central to the control of weed growth in various crops, particularly corn and soybeans. It works by inhibiting the production of essential amino acids in plants, thereby controlling weed growth. Meanwhile, GM crops resistant to Roundup thrive despite its use.
In non-GMO crops such as oats, glyphosate is used for desiccation at harvest to improve both quality and yield. However, the use of glyphosate as a desiccant is leading to potential residues in products such as oatmeal and cereals.