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Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:33 PM

The active ingredient in Roundup weed-killer found in Cheerios and other cereals.

(from The Hill)

A widely used herbicide that has been labeled a carcinogen by some organizations has been found in a number of breakfast foods, a new study found.

In tests of 45 products made from oats, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that all but two had traces of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.

Out of those products, 31 had levels above what the EWG’s scientists consider safe for children, which is .01 milligrams per day.

Some of the products affected included Cheerios, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats and Back to Nature Classic Granola, according to CBS News.

The World Health Organization has classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” though the product’s harm to humans is still being debated.

The report comes days after Monsanto was ordered to award $289 million to a terminally ill man who claimed that excessive exposure and use of Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Monsanto has defended the product, saying that glyphosate does not cause cancer and is safe for human use.

Continue reading article: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/401925-group-finds-unsafe-levels-of-weed-killing-chemical-in-dozens-of-breakfast

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Reply The active ingredient in Roundup weed-killer found in Cheerios and other cereals. (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Aug 2018 OP
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Butterflylady Aug 2018 #2
Dread Pirate Roberts Aug 2018 #3
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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:37 PM

1. We're so fucked.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:42 PM

2. Good heavens

That's one the cereals that our kids ate when they were toddlers.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 12:51 PM

3. Of course it is!

That's just the tip of the iceberg. "Roundup Ready" crops means that roundup is sprayed directly on corn, wheat, soy and other grains that are then processed into foods that we eat. Any food containing processed grains is going to have Roundup in it. That doesn't even begin to address the scope of the problem. Roundup makes it's way into the tissues of cattle eating these grains, into dairy products, into our drinking water. We all have elevated levels of glyphosphate in us, it's impossible to avoid. Who knows what the consequences are. I'm willing to bet it's not an improvement in overall public health.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 01:00 PM

4. The Monsanto type cpmpanies claim we are now dependent on their patented seeds and poisons.

That may possibly be the case but we should be moving away from monoculture practices.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 01:30 PM

5. Hey, the crap is in beer and tampons, too

It's everywhere. Thanks Monsanto (R)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 01:55 PM

6. Perhaps the EPA limits are too high?

 

The article says an adult would need to 118 lbs of cereal a day to reach the EPA limit.

Testing for some molecules has gotten so sensitive that traces of these molecules can be found everywhere.

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