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Hope none of the vegans in here are taking pea protein. That stuff will **** you up. It’s been found to contain glyphosate.
Thanks for the heads up Val. Pea protein is all the rage now in vegan supplements, so it's a bit of a concern for me to hear this news. Did a google search, but can only find 8 brands that have been tested, and surprisingly the organic ones are the ones with the highest levels, and by a staggeringly wide margin too. Says a lot about the transparency of our supply chains. Also learned that the world's biggest suppliers of pea protein are China and (*gulp*) Canada.

As an interesting aside, pea and other legume proteins are now being widely used in the pet food industry too. Started to really take off a couple of years ago, and since then we've seen a fairly concerning spike in dogs presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy at a very young age (10 months to 3 years, roughly). And not the purebreds that are known to be genetically pre-disposed either. There's a theory being looked into right now that legumes block taurine uptake (taurine is essential for heart function) in dogs and cats. So we've started supplementing them and getting the owners to change diets, and while that is working, we still don't know for sure just what role, if any, the legume-based diets were playing. But in my mind it's pretty suspect.

While I still think it's fair to "give peas a chance", we live in a world now where there's pretty much nothing that isn't in some way contaminated or poisoned. It's pretty depressing really.
 
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Back at work this week after extended layoff due to ACL surgery. And I'm remind of why I hate living in Melbourne (again). Leave home at 6:30am, get home at 7pm, presuming everything goes well. By the time I cook and eat 8pm. In bed by 9:30pm. Barely have any time to do my knee rehab if I take any form of leisure.
 

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While I still think it's fair to "give peas a chance", we live in a world now where there's pretty much nothing that isn't in some way contaminated or poisoned. It's pretty depressing really.
Oh no, you didn't :eek:
 
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Back at work this week after extended layoff due to ACL surgery. And I'm remind of why I hate living in Melbourne (again). Leave home at 6:30am, get home at 7pm, presuming everything goes well. By the time I cook and eat 8pm. In bed by 9:30pm. Barely have any time to do my knee rehab if I take any form of leisure.
Move to the Greater Katamatite Region

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Thanks for the heads up Val. Pea protein is all the rage now in vegan supplements, so it's a bit of a concern for me to hear this news. Did a google search, but can only find 8 brands that have been tested, and surprisingly the organic ones are the ones with the highest levels, and by a staggeringly wide margin too. Says a lot about the transparency of our supply chains. Also learned that the world's biggest suppliers of pea protein are China and (*gulp*) Canada.

As an interesting aside, pea and other legume proteins are now being widely used in the pet food industry too. Started to really take off a couple of years ago, and since then we've seen a fairly concerning spike in dogs presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy at a very young age (10 months to 3 years, roughly). And not the purebreds that are known to be genetically pre-disposed either. There's a theory being looked into right now that legumes block taurine uptake (taurine is essential for heart function) in dogs and cats. So we've started supplementing them and getting the owners to change diets, and while that is working, we still don't know for sure just what role, if any, the legume-based diets were playing. But in my mind it's pretty suspect.

While I still think it's fair to "give peas a chance", we live in a world now where there's pretty much nothing that isn't in some way contaminated or poisoned. It's pretty depressing really.

I've heard glyphosate gets you a rating with some organic certifications. Not very credible ones obviously.
 

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Not sure glyphosate is dangerous in the quantities infested in the final product? New Zealand's EPA did a meta analysis and doesn't think so
Unlike the US EPA which offered to kill the studies that ended up showing the link between it and NHL.

The US EPA was owned by Monsanto for years.
 
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