Herbicide Chemical Linked to Cancer Discovered in Ice Cream

by Staff Blogger | August 9th, 2017

Glyphosate is a chemical used in Roundup®, a popular herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization declared that it may be linked to some cancers.

Recently, the Organic Consumers Association announced that trace amounts of the chemical were discovered in 10 out of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. A spokesperson with Ben & Jerry’s says that the company is working to determine how the chemical entered its products.

The affected flavors and the parts per billion of glyphosate found in the samples include

  • Vanilla (0.05 to 0.25)
  • Half Baked (0.05 to 0.25)
  • Americone Dream (0.05 to 0.25)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (0.05 to 0.25)
  • Phish Food (0.42)
  • The Tonight Dough (0.42)
  • Peanut Butter Cup (0.57)
  • Peanut Butter Cookie (0.91)
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie (1.74)

Researchers say that being exposed to even trace amounts of glyphosate can result in negative health effects, as rats who consumed low doses of the chemical every day began to develop early symptoms of fatty liver disease after just three months.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville product liability lawyers know how devastating Roundup® Weed Killer cancer is for victims and their families. It’s our goal to help anyone who was affected by a product containing glyphosate.

Get in touch with us today by filling out an online form. Our consultations are free, and we’ll work hard to maximize your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.