Weed Killer Found in More Than 20 Breakfast Cereals and Snack Bars

Put the delicious Cheerios down!! Yes, it’s a bad day for cereal lovers, after a cancer-linked herbicide has been found in a dozen popular breakfast cereals and snack bars! A report from the Environmental Working Group, also known as EWG, found that Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, was found in 26 different breakfast products, including oatmeal.

The level of Glyphosate found in the food was “higher than what EWG scientist consider protective of children’s health.” The test detected glyphosate in all 28 samples made with conventionally grown oats such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Simply Granola Oats. All but 2 of the 28 samples had levels of glyphosate about EWG’s health benchmark.

Weed Killer Found in More Than 20 Breakfast Cereals and Snack Bars

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, which is the most heavily used herbicide in the United States. According to EWG, more than 250 million pounds of glyphosate is sprayed on American Crops. Though, General Mills and Quaker conclude the products are safe, and there is no “real reason for concern”.

Through a statement, Quaker explained,

“EWG report artificially creates a ‘safe level’ for glyphosate that is detached from those that have been established by responsible regulatory bodies in an effort to grab headlines.”

The chemical was found in the following items:

  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon & Spice
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon
  • Quaker Real Medleys Super Grains Banana Walnut
  • Quaker Overnight Oats Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven
  • Quaker Overnight Oats Unsweetened with Chia Seeds
  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar
  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut
  • Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
  • Very Berry Cheerios
  • Chocolate Cheerios
  • Frosted Cheerios
  • Fruity Cheerios
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon
  • Quaker Chewy S’mores
  • Quaker Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Breakfast Squares Soft Baked Bars Peanut Butter
  • Quaker Breakfast Flats Crispy Snack Bars Cranberry Almond

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Silke  Jasso About the author:
Silke Jasso is a bilingual editor, writer, producer, and journalist specialized in online media. Born in Laredo Texas, her previous work includes LareDOS Newspaper where she was an editor and writer and Entravision Communications where she was a Co-Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist for Fox39 News and Univision 27.
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