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100 Percent of Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100 percent of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide
  • The average level of glyphosate in cereal samples was 360 parts per billion (ppb), which FOE noted is more than twice the level set by Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists for lifetime cancer risk in children
  • EWG tested another 28 samples of oat-based cereal and other oat-based foods marketed to children and found glyphosate in all the samples tested, with 26 of them coming in above EWG’s health benchmark of 160 ppb
  • Glyphosate residues exist on oats primarily because farmers spray the plants with glyphosate shortly before harvest, killing the crops and accelerating their drying (a process known as desiccating)

Oat-based foods, such as oatmeal, cereals and bread, are considered by many to be a healthy dietary addition, but if you eat such foods know that you’re probably getting herbicide residues along with them.

In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100 percent of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide. While there are multiple reasons to reconsider the health value of oats, including their lectin content, the rampant use of glyphosate on this crop as a desiccant just prior to harvest, and their subsequent glyphosate contamination, is worthy of attention.


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