Spaghetti are a classic pasta from Italy and can be found in every pantry. Spaghetti is defined as pasta made of hard wheat semolina, which has a round diameter and is about 25 cm long. They are a delicious dish, whether as bolognese, carbonara or with pesto. But the pesticide glyphosate and mold toxins reduce the pleasure.
Glyphosate found in traces
In a recent test, traces of glyphosate were found in 12 of 15 conventional spaghetti samples. Glyphosate is a pesticide active ingredient and is used in agriculture to control weeds. This is approved in the EU until 2022. According to the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” to humans. The BfR, however, rates glyphosate as non-carcinogenic when used correctly.
Mold toxins don’t taste good to spaghetti fans
Deoxynivalenol (DON) was found in elevated concentrations in two samples. This is a mold toxin that can affect the immune system and gets into the products via the grain. Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006 contains the maximum allowed levels for deoxynivalenol in food.
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