from Humans Are Free:
To find out, we tested 26 popular beers in our mass spec laboratory, using LC-MS-MS instrumentation that’s sensitive below 1 ppb. The findings may surprise you, because they contradict what the media is dishonestly reporting about glyphosate in beer. (See full chart of results and video below…)
We began to suspect the media was being dishonest about glyphosate in beer when we saw the media claiming beer products “tested positive” for glyphosate. But “testing positive” is scientifically meaningless, because it says nothing about the concentration of glyphosate in the beer products.
Just one molecule of glyphosate could qualify as “testing positive,” yet one molecule by itself has zero risk of harm. Like other agricultural chemicals, glyphosate’s toxicity is directly proportional to its concentration in your blood. This is determined by the concentration of glyphosate in the products you are consuming or putting on your skin.
That’s not surprising, considering that nearly all mainstream media journalists are scientifically illiterate, which is why they’ve all been stupidly brainwashed to believe that carbon dioxide is bad for the planet.
Here’s a video frame showing our triple quad mass spec instrument, alongside the beers being tested:
Understanding the units of concentration for glyphosate in liquids
For glyphosate and other pesticides or herbicides, by the way, food scientists describe concentrations in units of micrograms per milliliter. (?g / ml). A microgram is one millionth of a gram. A milliliter is one one-thousandth of a liter. One ?g / ml equates to 1 ppm in common lab science language.
So when someone says a pesticide is present in water at 1 ppm, what they means is 1 ?g /ml. (Note carefully that ?g is a unit of mass, while ml is a unit of volume, which means this expression is mass / volume, meaning it’s the mass of the herbicide that’s present in a volume of liquid.)
A nanogram per milliliter (ng / ml) is 1 ppb, or one part per billion. If a liquid such as beer or water contains 1 ng / ml of glyphosate, it means there is 1 part per billion of glyphosate in the liquid.
Glyphosate herbicide purchased at retail outlets for use on lawns and landscape applications is often 41% glyphosate, which is equal to 41 parts per hundred, or 410 parts per thousand, or 410,000 parts per million, or 410,000,000 parts per billion. (Those are all equivalent expressions.)