Concerns over Glyphosate in Cereal

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“Concerns over the health effects of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killer formulations — continue to rise as evidence of harm and widespread exposure keeps accumulating.

A second round of food testing by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) now reveals glyphosate is a staple contaminant in Cheerios breakfast cereals and Quaker Oats products. All 28 samples contained glyphosate; 26 at levels suspected to be harmful to children’s health.”

  • If glyphosate had to be listed as an ingredient on nutrition labels, it would be listed above vitamins D and B12 on Honey Nut Cheerios

  • Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 28 Cheerios and Quaker Oats products for glyphosate contamination. All were contaminated

  • At 2,746 ppb and 2,837 ppb, Quaker Oatmeal Squares brown sugar and honey nut flavors contained nearly 18 times more glyphosate than the EWG’s safety threshold of 160 ppb

  • Glyphosate testing by The Detox Project has found glyphosate in human hair. Seven of the 10 hair samples contained over 66 ppb; six also contained AMPA, the main metabolite of glyphosate, at 330 ppb or higher

  • A French study found people who consumed the most organic food were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma — linked to glyphosate — other lymphomas and postmenopausal breast cancer

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