Study finds traces of weed killer in some beers, wines

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 21:19:34-05

A new report has been released that shows some of the United State’s most popular beers and wines contain small amounts of the chemical weed killer glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup.

The study was done by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). It tested five wines and 15 beers, including organic ones, and found traces of the controversial weed killer in 19 out of the 20.

They included a wide variety of popular beer brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, and Stella Artois.

“The levels of glyphosate we found are not necessarily dangerous but are still concerning given the potential health risks,” U.S. PIRG said.

The Beer Institute responded to the results of the study by stressing consumer safety as their number one priority and pointed out that PIRG’s finding that glyphosate levels “are below EPA risk tolerances for beverages”.

To see PIRG’s full report and test results, click here.