In the United States of America the children are fed cereals with toxic poison

19 August, 2018, 15:29 | Author: Kristi Owen
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- Consumers might not think their breakfast cereal could bring bits of pesticides to the kitchen table, but a new study links oats and oat-based snacks popular with children to a weed-killing poison found in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit environmental health and advocacy organization.

Last week's California court decision awarding $289 million in damages to a dying man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer rocked the agritech industry.

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. Faber said his team tested, "45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats", and found glyphosate in all but two.

The company faces more trials involving other plaintiffs.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has said glyphosate is a "probable" human carcinogen.

In a statement Quaker said: "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products". It didn't matter what the EPA says, the Environmental Protection Agency or the European Food Safety Agency (ph).

EWG determined Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.


Monsanto's reaction in a statement was that the company was "sympathetic to Mr Johnson and his family" but it would "continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use".

Just because a pesticide level is legal in food doesn't mean that level is safe.

"It is time now for them to step up and do their jobs to ban glyphosate", said Zen Honeycutt, who heads Moms Across America, a group formed to raise awareness about toxic exposures. Of note, the jury that found Monsanto guilty wasn't swayed by arguments that the EPA and other watchdogs found no health risks posed by glyphosphates.

About one-third of 16 samples made with organically grown oats also had glyphosate, all at levels well below EWG's health benchmark.

The Trump Administration's Waters of the US rule was delivered a legal blow this week when a SC federal judge issued an injunction. The team studied almost 45,000 people who had applied glyphosate as part of their jobs. He said developmental studies are still needed to show how glyphosate will effect children and infants later in life. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory authorities in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, Korea, and elsewhere routinely review all approved pesticide products and have consistently reaffirmed that glyphosate does not cause cancer.

She says since oats are an important part of a diet, people should not avoid eating the products based on the study. Once the oats are transported to us, we put them through our rigorous process that thoroughly cleanses them (de-hulled, cleaned, roasted and flaked).

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