CANCER CAUSING ROUNDUP WEED KILLER FOUND IN 43 OF 45 KIDS BREAKFAST CEREALS

by | August 16, 2018

With news that the Roundup weed killer in the $289 million dollar cancer verdict, was now to be found in Oat cereal and granola Bars. It’s time to examine your pantry.

Roundup weedkiller, one of the more infamous names of earth destroying pesticides has recently been found guilty for causing one mans terminal cancer in a $289 million payout. Now, an independent laboratory, EWG has released the results of cereals that were tested for Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization.  Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, the Monsanto weed killer that is the most heavily used pesticide in the United States.

It was found in 43 of the 45 that were tested. 

Roughly 1/3 of the sixteen samples that were produced with ‘organically grown oats’ contained glyphosate with levels that are well below what is considered EWG’s benchmark of health.

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While not all the cereals below are vegan, these are the cereals that were tested. Is your brand of kids breakfast on the list? 

roundup weedkiller

Every year, two hundred and fifty million pounds of glyphosate are used on crops that are GMO’s and in need of roundup as they are able to survive with the pesticide. Yet, we would then expect organic foods, and non-gmo’s to be free, or in the safe zone from herbicides. That is not the case.

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Roundup weedkiller is also sprayed pre-harvest on wheat, barely, oats and beans that are not GMOS. it helps the existing plants to die out quicker and the second yield to be harvested sooner.

In 2017, California listed glyphosate in its Proposition 65 registry of chemicals known to cause cancer. The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, has proposed a so-called No Significant Risk Level for glyphosate of 1.1 milligrams per day for an average adult of about 154 pounds. That level of exposure is more than 60 times lower than the safety level set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

California’s level represents an increased lifetime risk of cancer of one in 100,000 for an average adult. But for many cancer-causing drinking water contaminants, OEHHA’s lifetime risk factor is set at one in 1 million. Additionally, because children and developing fetuses have increased susceptibility to carcinogens, the federal Food Quality Protection Act supports including an additional 10-fold margin of safety. With this additional children’s health safety factor, EWG calculated that a one-in-a-million cancer risk would be posed by ingestion of 0.01 milligrams of glyphosate per day. Source: EWG.org

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Emma Williams

Associate Editor, USA | Contactable via [email protected]

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