At least 21 cereals contain weed killer chemical: Chemical blamed for Roundup cancers found in Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One products
At least 21 cereals contain herbicides: chemicals responsible for Roundup cancers in Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One products
As a new study shows, at least 21 grains, snacks and granolas from Cheerios, Nature Valley and Fiber One contain glysophate.
Glysophate is the chemical found in Roundup, Bayer’s flagship weed control drug in Monsanto, which has been associated with many cancers in the United States.
Scientists at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the ingredients produced in oat cereals by General Mills and Fiber One are higher than those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Some of the cereals contained more than five times the 160 parts per billion of EPA’s glysophate, EWG warned.
Glysophate has been classified as a probable carcinogen since 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a WHO arm).
Nevertheless, the chemical in the United States appears repeatedly in foods.
The EPO and consumer groups such as the EEC have attempted to completely ban the chemical.
But it has long been used for some of the most grown crops in the United States, such as corn and soybeans.
Honey and Nut Cheerios are the second most popular crop in the United States – and have been included in the UNECE list of contaminated cereals.
Glysophate has been the subject of a growing number of lawsuits against Bayer Monsanto.
In the United States, people report having cancer, including lymphoma, because of their long-term use of Roundup.
To date, California courts have awarded more than $ 2.2 billion to three plaintiffs in these lawsuits.
Their exposure was probably much greater than that of those who had eaten these cereals, but cereals are particularly popular with children.
Despite the devastating results, General Mills said that food security was a top priority, according to CNN.
“The only way to quickly get rid of this carcinogenic herbicide from food sold to children is that companies like General Mills and Quaker use oats from farmers who do not use glyphosate as a desiccant,” write the authors of the study. EWG. ,
Recent discoveries have only kindled the flames of group anger on the chemical.
So far, more than 236,000 petition signatures have been collected, calling on major food companies to take better measures to protect the health of consumers.
With regard to Bayer-Monsanto, the EEC stated that its company “is aware of the risks incurred for decades and has made extraordinary efforts to conceal them”.