Tony Mitra has published posts showing that glyphosate aka Roundup has been found in organic chickpeas and organic lentils in North America. From a study done in Canada, and research of his own, he has come to the conclusion that there is no safe organic chickpea or lentils grown in North America. He no longer eats either. You can take a look at his site and read more about it if you would like more details.
I love hummus and lentil soup too much to fully give up both. I also don’t want to be eating glyphosate in my organic foods. So, my readers & I decided to crowd source to test organic, grown in the USA chickpeas and lentils for glyphosate. Each test was $260. Here are the results of the first two tests. Test number 3 is still pending.
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Eden Organic dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Grown in the USA. According to Eden Organics they have tested their chickpeas for glyphosate and it was non-detect (ND) but it isn’t something they continue to test regularly.
Eden Organic Test Result: Non-Dectect (ND) for Glyphosate. Detection limit at 0.10ppm
Where can you buy?: It seems as though this is an online purchase only but one that I think is highly worth it! You can buy several places including Amazon or iHerb (first time order use discount code DDK6449 for 5% off).
Tolerant Green Lentil Pasta is a great alternative to traditional pasta. Many people wanted to know if there was any glyphosate in the organic pasta they were serving their family. I do not know where the lentils are grown besides that they are not grown in China.
Tolerant Green Lentil Pasta Test Result: Non-Dectect (ND) for Glyphosate. Detection limit at 0.10ppm
Where can you buy?: You can buy in many grocery stores, natural food stores as well as online. Some online options are Amazon, Thrive Market or iHerb (first time order use discount code DDK6449 for 5% off).