(See this link for full details - posted October 23, 2012.)
From the link: "Now, results from a German study shows that people who have no direct contact with agriculture have significant concentrations of glyphosate in their urine. It's becoming quite apparent that genetically engineered crops are a source of multiple toxins, in addition to having been found to contain far lower levels of nutrients. So much for saving the world from starvation. "
The study is here (as a Google QuickView).
Glyphosate is sloshed over crops, its in the dirt, on the equipment, etc. etc.
Its not real good for you (from the link at the top):
Glyphosate works by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSP synthase that is necessary for plants to grow, causes birth defects in frogs and chicken embryos at far lower levels than used in agricultural and garden applications.5 The malformations primarily affected the:
- Midline and developing brain
- Spinal cord