Weed Killer Chemical Found In Popular Oat Products, New Report Says

Weed Killer Chemical Found In Popular Oat Products, New Report Says

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), internal emails revealed that the FDA has been testing glyphosate levels for years and has found "a fair amount", but they have not officially released their findings.

EWG claims it discovered risky doses of glyphosate in 43 of the 45 conventionally grown oats products it tested, 31 of which it claims have unsafe amounts for children.

A new study has revealed that Quaker oats' and other breakfast cereals consumed by children in North American contain risky levels of glyphosate, a herbicide which has been described as a probable cause of cancer by the World Health Organisation. His lawyers said he regularly used a form of RangerPro at a school in Benicia, California where he was working as a groundsman.

In light of the lawsuit and the World Health Organization's 2015 conclusion that the chemical is a "probable carcinogen", said EWG on Wednesday, "It is very troubling that cereals children like to eat contain glyphosate".

EWG used its own, more stringent standards to conclude that products with excessive levels of the herbicide included Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola.

Quaker Oats released a statement, "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products. Comparatively, from everything that I see, this is a small risk", said Gould, who led a committee studying the safety of genetically engineered crops for the National Academy of Medicine. As reported by the Inquisitr last week, Johnson was required to use Roundup as a bulk spray up to 30 times a year, and the jury found Monsanto accountable for the man's terminal cancer. The team studied almost 45,000 people who had applied glyphosate as part of their jobs.

Kellogg also responded, saying, "Our food is safe.(EPA) sets strict standards for safe levels of these agricultural residues and the ingredients we purchase from suppliers for our foods fall under these limits".

For example, the FDA announced that Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. recalled their pillsfor heart failure and high blood pressure after finding a defect known to cause cancer.

"Australian farmers can continue to use glyphosate in accordance with the instructions of the label, knowing it is safe to do so". "Monsanto said it is aware of about 5,200 cases where plaintiffs claim that they have been exposed to glyphosate-based products", one trader in Frankfurt told EURACTIV on condition of anonymity. Glyphosate is the world's most common weedkiller.

He said many banks had lowered their price target for the Bayer shares at the start of the week because they fear more legal suits. "And essentially we're just throwing it at them".

The manufactures of the food products defended their safety procedures, pointing to regulatory limits that they say they meet.

"'We live in such a pollutant-rich, you know, pathogen-rich environment, that I don't think it makes any sense to worry about trace elements of this or that", said Ron Fielder of Oakland.

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