100% de las veinte principales marcas de comida rápida positivas al herbicida glifosato 76% positivas a pesticidas nocivos

100% de las veinte principales marcas de comida rápida positivas al herbicida glifosato 76% positivas a pesticidas nocivos

Informe de pruebas de pesticidas y glifosato de las veinte principales marcas de comida rápida

Moms Across America, una organización sin fines de lucro a nivel nacional, ha iniciado un extenso programa de pruebas en las veinte principales marcas de comida rápida de Estados Unidos, además de un restaurante, In-N-Out Burger de California. Se analizaron cuarenta y dos muestras de 21 marcas para detectar el herbicida más utilizado en el mundo, glifosato, 236 agroquímicos, 4 metales pesados, PFAS, ftalatos y contenido mineral. Las diez marcas principales también fueron analizadas para detectar 104 medicamentos y hormonas veterinarias de uso común, vitaminas B y calorías.


Fast food is consumed by eighty-five million Americans each day, and many chains are often the suppliers of school lunches. Thirty million school meals are served to our children each day, and for millions of underprivileged children, these toxic meals are their only access to nutrition. Our previous testing has shown that America’s school lunches are indeed toxic.

To further investigate the status of a major source of food and nutrition in America, Mamás en toda América supporters, including Children’s Health Defense, the Centner Academy, and many individual supporters, recently initiated extensive testing focused specifically on America’s most popular fast food chains to explore the potential contamination of our food supply, which is likely affecting our physical and mental health.

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Despite spending the highest amount in the world on health care, America has the worst health of all industrialized nations. Healthcare costs are crippling America. The United States will spend a projected $4.7 trillion — or 18 percent of the national economy — on healthcare in 2023. On a per capita basis, the United States spends nearly double the average of similarly wealthy countries. Nonetheless, health outcomes are generally worse than in other countries, including in areas like life expectancy, infant mortality, and diabetes.

The CDC reports that 1 out of 6 of our children have learning disorders. and more than 1 out of 5 Americans have a mental health disorder. These disorders can lead to increased violence. According to an extensive 2022 report from the Commonwealth Fund, the US has, by far, the highest global incidence of death by assault.


La importancia de la dieta y el comportamiento

Through various studies such as those by Barbara Reed Stitt, author of Food and Behavior, the Natural Connection, as well as a recent mental health study on glyphosate exposure and mental health, mental health disorders have been directly linked to exposure to toxins and the lack of nutrients in the food supply. “A new study shows that these effects on mental health may be at least partially explained by the recent discovery that glyphosate is neurotoxic, affecting the brain.

Agrochemicals such as glyphosate have been proven to negatively impact the gut microbiome, which is not only the stronghold of the immune system, but is also where Serotonin and Melatonin are localized – important hormones that influence mood, sleep, and risks of developing depression, violent and obsessive behavior, as well as suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions.

En el estudio de veinte años de Stitt sobre reclusos: personas en libertad condicional, criminales y asesinos en serie, descubrió que todos tenían una cosa en común. No fue su origen socioeconómico ni su raza. No se trataba de si eran blancos o negros, ricos o pobres; lo único que todos tenían en común es que "todos se jactaban de vivir a base de comida chatarra". Además, tenían deficiencia de vitaminas importantes, específicamente vitamina B, que es esencial para la función de procesamiento de la corteza prefrontal, el área del cerebro que se utiliza para tomar buenas decisiones.

When Stitt removed processed junk food from their diet and they were given whole foods, the recidivism rate reversed. Instead of 70% of the inmates returning to prison, 70% stayed out of prison.

Glyphosate and toxic agrochemicals used in industrial farming are severely impactful to gut health, mood, and behavior. In addition to causing liver disease and nervous system damage, neurotoxic, carcinogenic glyphosate acts as a chelator, an antibiotic, and an endocrine disruptor. These three functions directly impact gut health and mental health. Chelation means that glyphosate holds and makes unavailable any vital nutrient in the thing it touches (such as a plant or soil). The withholding of such nutrients, such as Vitamin B, can directly lead to dysfunction and debilitation of body organs. Antibiotics disturb gut health. Glyphosate has been shown to target beneficial gut bacteria and allow for the proliferation of pathogenic gut bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. Overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut can lead to lower levels of hormones that regulate a person’s ability to feel content and satiated or to sleep properly. Lower serotonin and lack of sleep lead to increased addictive behavior, obsession, depression, and mood swings. These things can eventually lead to violent behavior. In many cases, they lead to psychiatric care, which often includes the prescription of psychotropic antidepressant medications. Antidepressants have been connected to suicidal and homicidal ideation and increased suicide rates. Many articles assert that every or most mass shooters were, at one point, administered antidepressants.

Another example of food’s connection to behavior comes from a disturbing animal study. As featured in the Smithsonian magazine, a study out of the University of Strausberg, Germany revealed that a declining population of hamsters (an important food source for the ecosystem) that lived in a monocrops cornfield were cannibalistic. The mothers were eating their young on the first day of life. The soil in the field was also like sand, deficient in organic matter, as industrial, chemical farming commonly produces. Modern farming practices have changed the available food sources and soil quality. The lead scientist, Mathilde Tissier, soon learned that the corn, the hamsters’ food source, was the problem: “Corn binds vitamin B3, or niacin, so that the body cannot absorb it during digestion.” When she administered Vitamin B 3 to the hamsters, the cannibalism stopped. One change, one vitamin, completely stopped the violent behavior.

Another study from 2015, led by George Matapandeu, a health worker in rural Malawi, showed hundreds of patients with diarrhea and symmetrical rashes. “In Malawi, I would say 70 percent of the time somebody says ‘I’ve consumed food,’ they mean corn,” Matapandeu says. After consulting with doctors in the United States, he started handing out vitamin B3 supplements. Within a few weeks, the rashes and other symptoms had disappeared.

Moms Across America asserts that a diverse diet is important, as are the chemicals in the food consumed. This Malawi study was during a time when the practice of spraying glyphosate on corn crops as a drying agent (whether they were GMO corn or non-GMO corn) dominated the market. As previously mentioned, glyphosate is a chelator of vitamins and minerals essential to brain development. For GMO crops, glyphosate is sprayed on the entire corn crop (the weeds die), and the corn can continue to grow. For non-GMO corn, glyphosate is often sprayed as a drying agent. Either way, glyphosate residues are being consumed from most corn consumption. These agrochemically-grown mono-crops are patented and significantly different from heirloom corn; which are not genetically altered and toxic chemicals are not utilized.  They are also grown in rotation or alongside other crops such as peas, beans, and legumes, in nutrient-dense (non-sprayed) soil. Many cultures have been on a predominantly corn diet for thousands of years. The problem is not just the lack of diversity and the corn, as the Smithsonian article claims, but what is being done to the corn.

According to the EPA, Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world, 280 million pounds are sprayed on food and animal feed crops every year. Glyphosate has been shown by Monika Kruger et al. to accumulate in animal tissues, and bone tendons and be present in thousands of grocery store food samples. A study by Paul J Mills et al showed higher levels of glyphosate in humans to be linked to higher levels of chronic disease.

Agrochemicals such as glyphosate have also been proven to negatively impact the gut microbiome, which is the stronghold of not only the immune system, but is where Serotonin and Melatonin are localized, important hormones that influence mood, sleep, and risks of developing depression, violent and obsessive behavior, suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions.

Moms Across America and our supporters are particularly focused in this study on the presence of toxins and lack of nutrients necessary to support mental health. School shootings and the increase in violence in America devastate our communities. Mental health issues are on the rise, and many decade-old studies have shown a link between our food and violent behavior. According to a paper published in the European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences by Kleinman et al. (1998) the study reveals that malnourished and hungry children are 7 to 12 times more likely to exhibit symptoms of conduct disorders than not-hungry or nutrition-balanced children. Malnourished children also tend to exhibit higher levels of irritability, aggression, and externalizing behavioral problems than their low-income, low-SES, but not-hungry peers (Halas et al., 1975; Mora, 1979; Gray, 1986).

Sin embargo, no basta con centrarse simplemente en el hambre; es hora de que los funcionarios de salud pública conozcan y tomen medidas al respecto de la conexión entre la comida estadounidense y el comportamiento violento de los estadounidenses.


El programa de prueba de comida rápida consistió en probar 42 muestras de comida rápida de 21 restaurantes, los veinte mejores restaurantes enumerados por industria *QSR 50 (mayores ventas). La junta de Moms Across America, con sede principalmente en California , también insistió en que In-N-Out, que actualmente ocupa el tercer lugar en ventas en la lista de cadenas de comida rápida, también se incluya debido a las frecuentes afirmaciones de que la cadena es una versión "más saludable" de la comida rápida.

FedEx envió dos tipos de muestras, de tres a cuatro comidas de cada tipo, desde 21 ubicaciones en todo Estados Unidos en su embalaje original, intactas y congeladas, al laboratorio para su análisis. El laboratorio principal, el Instituto de Investigación de Salud, coordinó las pruebas, que se realizaron mediante espectroscopia de masas de triple cuadrupolo (glifosato, pesticidas, medicamentos veterinarios, PFAS, ftalatos) y varios otros métodos.

A continuación se incluye un resumen de los resultados de las pruebas. Los informes completos están vinculados en cada sección.

Los siguientes resultados son para la parte de glifosato y pesticidas del programa de pruebas.



  • El 100% de las veinte (+1) marcas de comida rápida principales contenían residuos de glifosato alarmantes.
  • Los estudios en animales de laboratorio muestran que 0.1 ppb de glifosato causan daño al hígado y a los órganos.
  • Los niveles más altos detectados, 213.58 ppb y 225.53 ppb, totalizando 439.11 en dos muestras, se produjeron en Panera Bread, un autoproclamado propietario de "buena comida" y "alimentos limpios y saludables".
  • Los segundos niveles más altos de glifosato se encontraron en los sándwiches de Arby's, 124.2 y 99 ppb, totalizando 223.33 ppb de glifosato. Dairy Queen y Little Caesar's estuvieron casi empatados en el tercer puesto más alto, con 126 ppb y 128 ppb de glifosato total detectado, respectivamente.
  • Los niveles más bajos se encontraron en las comidas Chipotle, con un total de 4.65 ppb para ambas muestras, una friolera 94.4 veces menor que el nivel más alto, 439.11 ppb detectado en Panera Bread.

Chipotle fue uno de los primeros restaurantes de comida rápida en anunciar ingredientes orgánicos y sin OGM.

  • Los siguientes valores más bajos fueron Panda Express y McDonald's con 4.75 y 5.58 ppb, respectivamente.
  • The total amount of glyphosate detected in 42 types of fast food meals ( between 1-3 samples of each were used for testing for hundreds of contaminants) was 2089 ppb, a level over 20,000 times higher than the amount (.1 ppb) that has been found to cause severe organ damage, specifically liver disease, in animal studies.
    Séralini, GE., Clair, E., Mesnage, R. et al. Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Environ Sci Eur 26, 14 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5.

A Moms Across America le preocupa el riesgo de consumir comida rápida un poco menos de una vez a la semana, solo 42 veces al año, ya que incluso esta poca frecuencia puede ser un factor importante que contribuye al aumento de enfermedades hepáticas y daños a órganos en Estados Unidos. Aún más preocupante es que los niños coman diariamente el almuerzo escolar proporcionado por las empresas de comida rápida.

Informe completo de laboratorio de glifosato y AMPA

MIT Senior Scientist and author of Toxic Legacy How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment, Stephanie Seneff PhD. reviewed the results and stated:

"Es muy preocupante que un grupo de defensa que opera con un presupuesto reducido tenga que actuar para establecer datos cuantitativos de que el glifosato está omnipresente, a menudo en niveles alarmantemente altos, en los alimentos que se venden comúnmente en los restaurantes de comida rápida de todo el país. Muchos estadounidenses dependen de la comida rápida. "Los alimentos son una parte importante de su dieta. No es de extrañar que tantos estadounidenses sean obesos y que las tasas de autismo sean tan altas". - Stephanie Seneff Ph.D.

Author of What’s Making our Children Sick, Pediatrician of 40 years, author of a new article titled "The State of Our Children's Health," and host of The New MDS, Dr. Michelle Perro stated regarding the results:

“El primero de nuestra lista de analitos es el herbicida glifosato y su producto de degradación AMPA. Desafortunadamente, las noticias no son buenas y las cantidades de glifosato/AMPA en las comidas rápidas más comunes son impactantes. Se trata de una catástrofe sanitaria nacional, en la que el glifosato lidera el envenenamiento diario de los ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los impactos en la salud por la ingestión crónica de glifosato, incluso en cantidades bajas, incluyen trastornos neurológicos (trastorno del espectro autista, enfermedad de Alzheimer, etc.), asma/alergias, alteraciones metabólicas y disfunción inmunológica (incluido el cáncer). Las noticias aleccionadoras empeoran. No sólo se encontró glifosato en todas las muestras de comida rápida enviadas, sino que también se descubrieron una serie de otros pesticidas y productos farmacéuticos tóxicos. En esencia, nuestros niños y sus familias consumen diariamente una bomba de tiempo tóxica sin supervisión ni responsabilidad alguna. “

Resultados de pesticidas


  • se encontraron 27 pesticidas diferentes en muestras de comida rápida.
  • 76% of fast food brands (61% of the total 42 samples) contained at least trace of these 27 harmful pesticides.
  • Varias comidas rápidas contenían hasta 7, 8 o 9 pesticidas diferentes.
  • The highest levels were found in Domino’s and Pizza Hut pizza ( pizza with vegetables had the highest amounts).
  • Incluso las empresas de comida rápida “más saludables”, Panera Bread, In-N-Out y Chipotle, tenían niveles de pesticidas trazas o detectables y preocupantes.
  • Los efectos secundarios inmediatos de estos pesticidas en estudios con animales incluyen síntomas como pérdida del equilibrio, comportamiento irritable, disbiosis intestinal, trastornos metabólicos, coma y muerte. Los efectos a largo plazo incluyen una amplia gama de enfermedades crónicas, incluidas las enfermedades cardiovasculares, la diabetes, el cáncer y los trastornos del estado de ánimo/emocionales.

Informe de laboratorio completo de los resultados de pesticidas.

Lab report of summary

The top twenty fast food brands (plus In-N-Out), were tested for 236 pesticides in addition to glyphosate herbicide. Twenty-seven pesticides were detected in 28 samples. In other words, 61% of the 42 fast food samples were positive for trace or quantifiable amounts of harmful pesticides. As many as nine different pesticides were found in several of the samples. Some of the side effects from these pesticides include lower appetite, unsteady balance, watery eyes, irritable behavior, coma, and death (at high doses, long term, in animals), gut microbiota dysbiosis and metabolic disorders.

La disbiosis intestinal y los trastornos metabólicos pueden provocar problemas autoinmunes, sistemas inmunológicos debilitados, alteraciones del sueño, del estado de ánimo, del comportamiento, del aprendizaje y de la función de los órganos.

A full list of toxicity ( high dose and immediate) side effects from these 27 pesticides, plus glyphosate, can be found here. While this list cannot be directly linked to human health effects, due to the lack of studies of pesticides on humans, ( according to the EPA it is “not ethical to allow pesticide testing ON human subjects”, and we agree with that, but then why are pesticides allowed in our food, to consumed by humans on a daily basis? How is that ethical?) this list does show reasons for significant concern. While the amounts of pesticides are low, no one can predict or ascertain what the levels are in any person over a long period of time, and on a daily or weekly basis. In addition, no synergistic studies have been done on the combination of up to 9 different pesticides, plus the herbicide glyphosate, in our food.

Las marcas con mayores niveles de pesticidas fueron las marcas de pizza:

Domino's Pizza contenía un total de 6 pesticidas diferentes. De estos, 36.57 ppb provinieron de la pizza con masa de trigo y 5.05 ppb de la pizza sin gluten. Estos datos sugieren que los productos de pizza sin gluten pueden contener menos glifosato. Sin embargo, se ha detectado glifosato en otros productos sin gluten, probablemente debido a las altas cantidades de soja, maíz, frijoles y guisantes no orgánicos que a menudo se utilizan en los productos sin gluten (que se rocían con glifosato como agente secante). Por lo tanto, se requieren más pruebas.

Pizza Hut’s vegetable-topped wheat crust samples contained 21.50 ppb of 8 different pesticides. The cheese pizza with wheat crust contained only trace, undetectable amounts of pesticides. This data supports the findings from the Heartland Health Research Alliance that show that vegetables grown non-organically are responsible for the majority (98%) of pesticide consumption in America. These results are disturbing because the general public usually assumes vegetables are more healthy.

The only brands that showed no detectable levels, not even trace levels of pesticides, were Dunkin’ Donuts, Burger King, Wendy’s and Arby’s. All of the other brands, or 90% of the brands, had trace to alarming detectable levels of toxic pesticides. It should be noted, however that some of these brands, specifically Dunkin’ Donuts and Arby’s did have some of the highest levels of glyphosate residues.

Las marcas que dicen ser versiones “más saludables” de comida rápida tenían los siguientes niveles:

Panera had one sample with trace, but not quantifiable levels, of 1 harmful pesticide. In-N-Out had 10.16 ppb of 3 different pesticides. Chipotle had a total from both samples of 22.83 ppb of 11 different pesticides.

Estos datos nos muestran que la marca con el nivel más alto de glifosato, Panera Bread, tenía uno de los niveles más bajos de otros pesticidas (una muestra con niveles traza, indetectables y la otra muestra sin niveles siquiera traza), y la marca con el El nivel más bajo de glifosato, Chipotle, tenía niveles preocupantes de otros pesticidas. Quizás esto signifique que algunos agricultores que usan glifosato tienden a no usar otros pesticidas, y aquellos que no usan glifosato usarán otros pesticidas.

Esto refuerza la posición de Moms Across America de que TODOS los productos químicos tóxicos utilizados en el cultivo de agroquímicos deben suspenderse. Volver al uso de otros productos químicos no reducirá la exposición a las toxinas del público estadounidense ni el envenenamiento de nuestro suelo.

La reducción de la exposición a los pesticidas se puede lograr volviendo a la agricultura orgánica o biodinámica regenerativa, que no utiliza agroquímicos. Cabe señalar que algunas certificaciones o empresas, como Monsanto, están utilizando las palabras “agricultura regenerativa” para promover los cultivos de cobertura y permitir que los campos permanezcan en barbecho, pero aún pueden promover la fumigación con agroquímicos para “quemar” los cultivos de cobertura. contaminando así el suelo. Estos productos químicos, si bien no se pueden rociar directamente sobre el cultivo, pueden permanecer en el suelo y ser absorbidos por los cultivos cuando se plantan.

Moms Across America insta encarecidamente a nuestras agencias reguladoras a tener la voluntad política de hacer lo que sea mejor para el futuro de nuestro país, no lo que sea mejor para las corporaciones químicas. Revocar la licencia del glifosato como agente secante es un primer paso obvio y será muy eficaz para reducir drásticamente la exposición de la población humana al glifosato.

Sin embargo, cualquier uso de glifosato y de cualquier agroquímico tóxico en nuestro suministro de alimentos es simplemente inseguro y perjudicial para nuestra sociedad, nuestra salud y nuestro futuro. Apoyar la transición a la agricultura orgánica regenerativa y apoyar a las granjas locales, los programas de la granja a la escuela, los programas de huertos escolares, los huertos domésticos y los huertos comunitarios es la única manera de garantizar el acceso a alimentos locales, saludables, no tóxicos y ricos en nutrientes.

Una sesión informativa del Congreso sobre un almuerzo escolar el octubre 17, 2023, SH 902 en Washington DC Zen Honeycutt, fundador de Moms Across America, participará en el panel invitado junto con un pediatra, un toxicólogo, un agricultor y un investigador.

Moms Across America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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  • Rob Wilkins
    comentado 2024-05-11 22:42:16 -0400
    Zen, When the CIA did the 2014 coup in Ukraine, the WOrld Bank came in with massive loans with the stipulations that 70% farmland must be available for purchase by foreigners ( corporations) and that they must permit glyphosate in Ukraine. Russia does not permit GMOs. And Russia was a big market for Ukraine. Ukraine also supplies wheat to the Middle East and Africa. Now the door has been opened to poison and control the population of Africa and the Middle East. Monsanto was sold to Bayer Germany who now can force EU member states to buy glyphosate GMO seeds and chemicals. Up until the Monsanto/Bayer deal the EU only permitted glyphosate in minimal applications. Bayer moved head office to USA. Cargil and DuPont have swallowed up 30% of the farmland at bargain prices. Most of the young men who should protest are dead. All be design. In my view.
  • Sharon mcall
    comentado 2023-11-16 21:39:49 -0500
    This is great info. Can you share the food weight info? I’d like to translate a days worth of school lunch and fast food for total equivalent Round Up exposure.

    If I got the calculations right… USDA says that acceptable daily intake (ADI) of glyphosate is 1mg/kg. Which means that according to the USDA a 40 lb child should be able to “safely” consume 2.5 ml of RoundUp 365 (per the label 1% glyphosate, 0.06 lb glyphosate acid per ga). I just don’t see any parent being willing to accept that is a “safe” exposure. That is scary itself even if someone doesn’t understand the SDS of RoundUp and the carcinogenic and microbiome impact of glyphosate exposure.

    I think the more we can translate studies like this to the chemicals used around the house the more people will understand how horrible the guidelines are from our government. Thanks!
  • Zen honeycutt
    publicó esta página en Blog 2023-10-11 11:49:57 -0400

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