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Report: Traces Of Weed Killer Found In Wine, Beer

(CBSNewYork/CBS Local) - A new report from the public advocacy group U.S. PIRG says non-lethal traces of a controversial weed killer have been found in beer and wine.

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U.S. PIRG says the herbicide glyphosate - the main active ingredient in Roundup - has been detected in five wines and 14 popular beers, including:

  • Coors Light
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Miller Lite
  • Budweiser
  • Corona Extra
  • Heineken
  • Guinness Draught
  • Stella Artois
  • Stella Artois Cidre
  • Ace Perry Hard Cider
  • New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
  • Sam Adams New England IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Samuel Smith's Organic Lager

As for wine, glyphosate has been found in:

  • Sutter Home Merlot
  • Beringer Estates Moscato
  • Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Inkarri Estates Malbec: Certified Organic
  • Frey Organic Natural White Blend

Trade groups for the beer and wine industry question the numbers, but say the levels were still well below those that are considered remotely hazardous.

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