At least 21 grains contain weed killer chemicals: Chemicals responsible for Roundup cancers in Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One products
- New study from the Environmental Working Group found glysophate in at least 21 grains
- The chemical is responsible for cancer in various US lawsuits and is considered by the World Health Organization as & # 39; probably carcinogenic & # 39; considered
- Glysophate was found in cereals, snack bars and granola from Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One
At least 21 grains, snack bars and granolas made by Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One contain glysophate, a new study reveals.
Glysophate is the chemical in Bayer-Monsanto's blockbuster weedkiller, Roundup, which is associated with countless cancers in the US.
Scientists from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found the ingredient in oats-based cereals made by General Mills and Fiber One at levels above what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers safe.
Some grains had more than five times the 160 parts per billion glysophate of the EPA, EWG warned.
Popular Honey Nut Cheerios were among 21 grains according to a new report that are found to contain the chemical glysophate linked to cancer
Glysophate has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a WHO arm) since 2015.
However, the chemical continues to appear in food in the US.
The EPA and consumer protection groups, such as the EWG, have tried to keep the chemical completely out of the law.
But it has been used for a long time on some of the most grown crops in the US, such as corn and soybeans.
Honey Nut Cheerios are the second most popular cereal in the US – and they have compiled the list of contaminated EWG grains.
Glysophate has been the subject of a growing number of lawsuits against Bayer Monsanto.
People in the US claim that their long-term use of Roundup led to the development of cancer including lymphoma.
Up to now, Californian courts have awarded a total of more than $ 2.2 billion to three prosecutors in those lawsuits.
Their exposures were probably much greater than what people who eat these grains would encounter, but grains in particular are popular with children.
Despite the devastating findings, General Mills said that, according to him, & # 39; is a top priority for food safety & # 39; CNN.
& # 39; The only way to quickly remove this carcinogenic weed killer from food marketed is for companies such as General Mills and Quaker to use oats from farmers who do not use glyphosate as a desiccant & # 39 ;, wrote the authors of the EWG study.
The recent findings have only fueled the flames of group rage on the chemical.
It has so far collected more than 236.00 signatures on a petition calling on major food companies to take better measures to protect consumer health.
As far as Bayer-Monsanto is concerned, EWG said the company had been aware of the risks for decades and made every effort to disguise it.
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