The food giant Nestle has announced it will start routinly testing coffee beans from it’s suppliers after finding high levels of the chemical glyphosate in it’s coffee.
Speaking to Bloomberg Nestle said;
“We actively monitor chemical residues, including glyphosate, in the green coffee that we purchase… this monitoring program has shown that in some green coffee lots chemical residue levels are close to limits defined by regulations. We are reinforcing our controls working with suppliers to ensure that our green coffee continues to meet regulations all around the world.”
Glyphosate, is the main chemical in the weed killer Roundup. The maker of Roundup, Monsanto and it’s new owner Bayer, have been embattled with litigation over the past year, with juries finding the company liable for causing cancer.