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Great question! Before they are ever made available to farmers, government experts set strict limits on residues of crop protection products and subject them to continual monitoring to ensure they don't reach levels that could pose risk to the public. Given the sophisticated technology available, glyphosate has been detected in incredibly small amounts in some foods – at levels approximately 100 times below the safety thresholds set by the U.S. EPA and the EFSA. Based on the minuscule amounts in which glyphosate is sometimes found in food, a person would have to consume an incredible amount to get anywhere close to a potentially hazardous level. For example, you could eat 450 boxes of cereal every 24 hours for the rest of your life and still be at a level of glyphosate exposure considered safe by the EFSA.