Your Favorite Beer Might Contain Weed Killer
Nothing better than cracking open a cold beer after a long day of work right? Wrong. That little can of relief might contain chemicals that are harmful. A new study found that many of our favorite beers contains traces of weed killer.
A new study by the non-profit grassroots advocacy group U.S. PIRG found that about 19 major beer and wine brands may sell products that contain a pesticide called glyphosate. Grub Street notes the pesticide is one of the same ingredients used in the weed killer Roundup.
Hows your after-work beer sound now? So... is your favorite brand part of the pesticide crew? According to Delish -
The brands that might contain glyphosate include Coors Light, Heineken, Stella Artois, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Sutter Home Merlot, and Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon.
Some of the brands have acknowledged that their product contains trace amounts, while others have denied the study's results. So is drinking a beer harmful to your health? Delish details -
However, you don't need to give up your favorite wine just yet. A spokesperson for the Wine Institute told USA Today "an adult would have to drink more than 140 glasses of wine a day containing the highest glyphosate level measured just to reach the level that California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has identified as 'No Significant Risk Level.'"
So this doesn't mean you can't throw that party Friday night, it just means we should all be aware of what we're putting into our bodies. Especially if it's in mass quantities like alcohol.