More Tests Finds Weedkiller Widespread In Popular Cereals, Snack Bars

"Glyphosate is in a bunch of popular cereals and oatmeals—but at levels below federal health standards. Experts say it's difficult to estimate risk from the levels found but the report is still worrisome since children are consistently exposed."

"Glyphosate— the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller—was found in all 28 samples of different cereals, oatmeal and snack bars tested by a lab for Environmental Working Group, according to a report released today.

The nonprofit health and environmental organization sent 10 samples of different types of General Mills' Cheerios and 18 samples of different Quaker brand products from PepsiCo, including instant oatmeal, breakfast cereal and snack bars to Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco.

"People don't want this pesticide on their food, especially in foods marketed to and consumed by children," Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist at EWG, told EHN."

Brian Bienkowski reports for the Environmental Health News October 24, 2018.

Source: EHN, 10/26/2018