Dear Colleen, I’d like to learn more about your glyphosate testing. Can you guarantee my ZEGO products will never have glyphosate in them?

I believe that you have the fundamental right to know if there are potential toxins in your food which is why we go through such great measures at ZEGO to offer you foods that are allergy tested, glyphosate tested, and have traceable transparency.

You can read all about our testing on our Food Safety page.

Bugs and weeds make growing food challenging. We are big fans of biodynamic farming where farmers use a balanced ecosystem so their crops can grow healthfully without chemicals. It’s a growing but still very small movement. Some believe we can’t grow enough food to feed our world with bio-dynamically grown food but others disagree. We are rooting for the optimists!

It’s a fact that most farming in the world uses chemicals of some sort to control for pests and weeds, even organic farms (some chemicals are approved for use in organic food). If you aren’t worried about chemicals and metals in your food, no worries — our food tastes great regardless! But if do want to minimize your exposure to them, we’ve got you covered. We buy only organic or non-GMO Verified ingredients from trusted suppliers and farms to minimize any pesticides and herbicides in our products. The most commonly used herbicide in the world is the controversial chemical glyphosate, found in Round Up and other herbicides. We think you should be able to decide if you want to eat food with glyphosate or any other agricultural chemical (or heavy metal) residue in it, so we test our products for it.

But we don’t stop there. We typically purchase our ingredients from the same groups of farms each year, and each harvest, we test for over 400 chemicals, pesticides and herbicides that can be found in food. We use this information to pick the cleanest crops we can find for our products. You don’t need to take our word for it because we link the lab test results to each product for you to see. Just scan the QR “T-Code” on any of our packages or access them through our website.

Because glyphosate other chemicals are present in measurable amounts in our rain, waterways and air, we cannot guarantee all our products will always have no measurable amount in them. But we promise to always seek the cleanest ingredients possible and to test regularly and publish the results for you to see.

We pledge to you that we will monitor and test for glyphosate and continually work to minimize any amount in our products.

Feel free to contact us at if you would like more information.

Here’s to your health,




Colleen Kavanagh is the founder and CEO of ZEGO. ZEGO is the first purity-transparent food company, making superfood products with traceable transparency designed to be safe for most all people to eat regardless of dietary restrictions like common allergies, intolerances or diabetes. ZEGO makes oats, muesli, protein powder, Mix-ins and nutrition bars. It is certified as a B Corp and as Women Owned.

 San Francisco, CA

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