Lay’s brand chips are very familiar to all of us. They’re so light and crispy that they practically melt on your tongue. They’ve got just the right amount of salt to satisfy your taste buds.
But, you may have not known that they’re also potentially deadly.
Texas-based Frito-Lay corporation is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, which is actually the largest food and beverage business in the United States.
According to one of their company reports, their Lay’s brand is the number one snack food brand in the world, which is actually a bit scary.
Some independent researchers found that 100% of the Lay’s chips tested were full of a toxic pesticide! When you hear the word “pesticide,” you should know that it’s really scary and it can’t be washed off the produce, so it literally embeds itself inside every cell of the plants used in production.
Glyphosate was one of the chemicals found on Sun Chips, another Lay’s product. Researchers have found a significant link between occupational exposure to glyphosate and lymphoma.
GMO-Free USA reports:
“The quantitative PCR test verified, by DNA analysis, that 100% of the corn in the SunChips was GMO, containing DNA sequences known to be present in insecticide producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn. The test documented the presence of glyphosate in SunChips at a level of 0.14 ppm or 0.14 mg/kg.”
Most of us probably think that SunChips is a healthy snack option. The company even markets them in that way. They even use phrases like “whole grain” and include pictures of fresh veggies on the bag.
To be honest, even if it wasn’t for the cancer-causing pesticide in SunChips, they’re still not the sort of thing you’d want to eat as a daily snack, especially not your kids.
They’re some of the healthiest chips sold but that’s not exactly an impressive fact, as Bruce Bradley reports. In a single ounce serving, they contain 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 120mg of sodium!
PepsiCo has gone to great lengths in the way of ensuring consumers and they are kept in the dark regarding their GMO usage.
The GMO-Free USA report reveals the fact that the company has spent over $8.1 million to defeat citizen ballot initiatives across the country which were aimed at pushing them to disclose their GMO practices.
People are now more aware of what they could be hiding, but is there even something more?