Weed-killer tied to cancer found in kids' foods

Cereal killers Monsanto weedkiller that can ‘probably’ cause cancer found in children’s breakfasts

Cereal killers Monsanto weedkiller that can ‘probably’ cause cancer found in children’s breakfasts

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published its findings that claim several popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contained the poison used in the weed-killing product.

The EWG report comes days after a California jury awarded almost $300 million to a man who claimed Roundup gave him lymphoma.

Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has been identified as a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization in 2015.

A new study by an advocacy group claims to have discovered "hefty" amounts of a key ingredient of a weed killer in popular oat-based products, but experts say the ingredient is not as risky as suggested and parents shouldn't rush to toss out their children's cereal. Producing healthy, wholesome food is Quaker's number one priority, and we've been doing that for more than 140 years.

The active chemical in Roundup, glyphosate, was classified "probably carcinogenic" in 2015 by the World Health Organisation, a finding that has been subject to scrutiny and lobbying. Glyphosate has a more than 40-year history of safe use.

Unfortunately, we have no idea if a product needs to be recalled or is unsafe for consumption if we're not informed. EWG's Faber is skeptical of EPA's glyphosate limits.

The highest levels of glyphosate were detected in two samples of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, and the company was quick to defend themselves in a statement.

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Quaker responded to the news in a statement to Fortune.

Just because a pesticide level is legal in food doesn't mean that level is safe.

The environmental group said it chose to add a tenfold "margin of safety". In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled glyphosate a carcinogen in 1985, but reversed its position in 1991. In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled glyphosate a carcinogen in 1985, but reversed its position in 1991. He said developmental studies are still needed to show how glyphosate will effect children and infants later in life. Quaker does not add glyphosate during any part of the milling process.

"Australian farmers can continue to use glyphosate in accordance with the instructions of the label, knowing it is safe to do so".

Scott Partridge, a vice president at Monsanto, the company that developed the herbicide and turned it into a popular weedkiller, told The New York Times he doesn't think it causes cancer. Once the oats are transported to us, we put them through our rigorous process that thoroughly cleanses them (de-hulled, cleaned, roasted and flaked).

"I would eat Cheerios before and after that announcement", Gould said.

"Today's decision does not change the fact that more than 800 scientific studies and reviews - and conclusions by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US National Institutes of Health and regulatory authorities around the world - support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr Johnson's cancer".

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