Instant oatmeal, granola bars and cereals are among foods tested and found to contain potentially harmful amounts of glyphosate, a herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization (Click here to read about chemical company Monsanto being ordered to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who got terminal cancer after using glyphosate-based Roundup, one of the world’s most popular weed killers).
The researchers in the study, conducted by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and released last week, found glyphosate in all but 5 of the 29 oat-based foods tested.
Potentially Dangerous to Children:
Back to Nature Classic Granola
Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisin and Almonds
Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats ‘n Honey
Giant Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor
Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan
Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream*
Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
Lucky Charms (without marshmallows)
Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal*
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey
Quaker Steel Cut Oats
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats*
*This product underwent multiple tests and tested above the dangerous level in one or more and below the dangerous level in one or more.
SOURCES: https://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth/glyphosateincereal/#.W3ob4y2B2L9; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/10/jury-orders-monsanto-pay-289-million-cancer-patient-roundup-lawsuit/962297002/