The Environmental Working Group or EWG, an advocacy group that analyzes chemicals in popular products found “a hefty dose” of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weedkillers such as Monsanto’s Roundup, in a variety of oat-based products such as Cheerios and Quaker Oats.
As Quaker and General Mills argued that the glyphosate in their products is well below what regulators allow. EWG came out with another study covering oat-based cereals and other food that are marketed to children. The test results “fly in the face of claims by two companies, Quaker and General Mills, which have said there is no reason for concern.” EWG reported.
“Almost all of the samples tested by EWG had residues of glyphosate at levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of safety,” the organization said. 28 products were tested all made from “conventionally grown,” non-organic oats and only two had glyphosate levels below the safety benchmark of 160 parts per billion.
The chemicals being found in these cereals have been linked to cancer, and the companies that produce them, Monsanto for one, face thousands of lawsuits now.
A list released of the foods tested and their glyphosate levels
The World Health Organization’s said in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
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