Dozens More Cereals Test Positive For Weedkiller Ingredient
Back in August, tests proved some breakfast cereals had the same ingredient as RoundUp Weedkiller. Since then, another test was done and the results are worse.
If you buy Chocolate Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, or Very Berry Cheerios, you might want to throw out the boxes. According to WSIL, the results were worse than the original.
The second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children.
The Environmental Working Group (EWP) said 26 of the 28 products tested contained more levels of glyphosate (RoundUp Weedkiller's primary ingredient) than what's considered safe for children to ingest. However, the primary culprits (Quaker and General Mills) say their products "meet the legal standards."
Though the ingredient levels may be minimal, EWP claims consumption over long periods of time could life-threatening, according to WSIL. Think of the children that will only eat cereal or just eat a lot of it.
EWG report argues that the vast majority of foods tested, such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Simply Granola Oats, have glyphosate levels that might pose a cancer risk with long-term consumption.