Greens take the #MEPee to highlight ‘probably carcinogenic’ effects of #glyphosate https://t.co/3GW9jZchk1pic.twitter.com/RWpBUkrP2x— Andrew Bell (@aw_bell) April 22, 2016
According to ELISA test results from the accredited Biocheck Laboratory in Germany: “All participants excreted glyphosate by urine.”
The experiment was spearheaded by the Green Party in the European Parliament, which wants a ban on the controversial herbicide in the European Union.
The group noted in a press release of their so-called “#MEPee” test:
On average, the MEPs had 1.7 micrograms/liter of glyphosate in their urine, 17 times higher than the European drinking water norm (0.1 microgram/litre). This means that everyone we tested was way above the limit for residues of pesticides in drinking water.