General Mills, Quaker Oats push back on reports of Roundup in their products

In a new study, dozens of cereals and snack bars were found to contain traces of the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer. The manufacturers say the report is overblown.

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Just how much poison can safely exist in the food we eat?

A new study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) argues that the levels of glyphosates it found in many popular cereals and snacks are higher than what is safe for children.

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A second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children. These test results fly in the face of claims by two companies, Quaker and General Mills, which have said there is no reason for concern. This is because, they say, their products meet the legal standards.

Yet almost all of the samples tested by EWG had residues of glyphosate at levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of safety.

The levels don’t violate the EPA’s guidelines on the amount of glyphosates that can be present in consumer goods, but EWG uses a stricter standard.

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