KIDS HEALTH ALERT! CHEERIOS AND NATURE VALLEY BRANDS HAVE ALARMING AMOUNTS OF TOXIC WEED KILLER GLYPHOSATE
Glyphosate was declared a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization in 2015. However, it continues to be used in massive quantities on our food supply. A child would only need to eat 2 ounces of Cheerios to ingest the maximum amount deemed safe. (The level deemed safe is 160 parts per billion, or ppb. Cheerios had 729 ppb.) The toxic chemical was detected in every sample of oat-based cereals and snack products from General Mills. Most of the Nature Valley products, including granola and snack bars, tested high in the herbicide as well.
This most recent round of laboratory tests was commissioned by the Environmental Working Group. The article lists the amount of glyphosate in each General Mills product tested. All but four of the 21 General Mills products tested contained high levels of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup. The highest levels of the weed killer were detected in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch at 833 ppb.
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