A second study completed in just over 3 months has detected trace amounts of glyphosate, the deadly chemical in Roundup weed killer and hundreds of other widely-used garden products, in at least 28 cereals and other foods marketed toward younger consumers.
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What’s the problem?
October 25, 2018 – Findings from the new peer-reviewed study identified trace amounts of glyphosate in all of the nearly 30 samples of oat-based cereal and snack bars tested, according to CBS News.
All but two of the 28 samples had levels of glyphosate above EWG’s own health benchmark of 160 parts per billion (ppb). All samples tested within the range guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Foods tested included 10 samples of different types of General Mills’ Cheerios and 18 samples of different Quaker brand products, including instant oatmeal, breakfast cereal and snack bars. The highest level of glyphosate found by the lab was 2,837 ppb in Quaker Oatmeal Squares breakfast cereal, the study found.
The study uses s level for glyphosate “that is detached from those that have been established by responsible regulatory bodies in an attempt to grab headlines,” Quaker said in response to the findings. “The Quaker products tested by EWG are safe.”
EWG often dismisses federal standards as “outdated” and “heavily influenced by lobbying from industry.”
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