Concerns over Glyphosate in Cereal
“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