Cornucopia’s Take: A report by the Environmental Working Group finds varying amounts of glyphosate in cereals and snack bars made with oats. Over the last decade, glyphosate has been increasingly employed as a desiccant for cereal grains, allowing the entire crop to be harvested at once. The gratuitous use of glyphosate has contaminated soil and water across the globe. Neither Monsanto’s pesticide, Roundup, nor its active ingredient, glyphosate, are permitted for use on organic foods.
Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found In Cheerios And Quaker Oats, Researchers Say
by Don Reisinger, Fortune
If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially harmful weed killer called Roundup.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on Wednesday released the results of a test it conducted on popular oat-based products, like Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Kind Bars, Nature Valley bars, and others, to determine whether they contained any of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, and at high levels, has been linked to cancer.
Unfortunately, some of the results were not what you might hope. Read Full Article »