Chemical linked to cancer found in certain breakfast cereals

New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars

New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars

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According to recent lab tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, popular oat cereals include a weed-killing poison.

High levels of glyphosate, a chemical found in a popular weedkiller, have been found in cereals and snack foods marketed to children in the US, according to a new report. There is also a plan to intimate and petition the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) to stop using glyphosate. According to the IARC, the herbicide has additional chemical ingredients that are "probably carcinogenic to humans".

This comes days after Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a groundskeeper after they were found liable for causing him cancer with their weedkiller Roundup, according to the New York Times. Of the 45 items made with conventionally grown oats, 43 tested positive, with 31 above the organization's threshold for safety.

The highest levels were found in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats - 1,000 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate.

"If only from a defensive perspective, this has to be a significant issue for food manufacturers like General Mills and Kellogg", Caklins says. The results could be made public later this year or in early 2019. Weed killer in your cereal? The team studied almost 45,000 people who had applied glyphosate as part of their jobs.

"Glyphosate does not belong in cereal".

"Plaintiffs are putting forward junk science that is not based upon the 40 years of safe glyphosate use and studies", Scott Partridge, Monsanto's vice president of global strategy, told Reuters.

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Information from NBC News was included in this report. "We teach our junior doctors that the solution to pollution is dilution, and that using soap and water can minimize that concentration and remove the chemical immediately - it doesn't need to be more complicated than that".

But Cook said that General Mills and Quaker Oats are "relying on outdated safety standards". Glyphosate is commonly used by farmers across the industry who apply it pre-harvest. "And essentially we're just throwing it at them". That simple step will reduce or eliminate the contamination and ensure the safety of American families that consume their products.

Plenty of other companies got back to Ad Age with similar statements backing the safety of their products.

Thirty-one of the breakfast foods were found to contain levels of glyphosate that were higher than the level that EWG deems safe for children. The EWG is a leader in spreading misinformation about pesticides, vaccines, and other topics. The new report has also seen wide circulation in the media, including a piece on CNN.

In California, the chemical found in the popular breakfast foods, bars and oats is listed as a chemical known to cause cancer.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in the country due to the widespread adoption of GMOs.

"Simply stated, there is far too much glyphosate in their products for parents to feel comfortable feeding them to their kids", the group continued in its statement.

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