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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

glyphosate in breakfast foods

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  • Forty-three out of 45 food products made with conventionally grown oats tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide
  • Thirty-one of them had glyphosate levels higher than EWG scientists believe would be protective of children’s health
  • Examples of foods with detectable levels of glyphosate include Quaker Dinosaur Eggs instant oatmeal, Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley granola bars, Quaker steel cut oats and Back to Nature Classic Granola
  • Out of 16 organic oat foods tested, five contained glyphosate
  • Choosing organic, nongenetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a good way to reduce your exposure to glyphosate, but it isn’t foolproof because the chemical is also used as a desiccant on many non-GMO crops

By Dr. Mercola

In August 2018, jurors ruled Monsanto (which was taken over by Bayer in June 2018) must pay $289 million in damages to DeWayne "Lee" Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who claimed the company's herbicide Roundup caused his terminal cancer. The jury agreed, awarding Johnson not only in the form of monetary justice but also collaborating claims that Monsanto knew for decades that Roundup was dangerous — and acted with "malice or oppression" to cover up its risks.

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