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Breakfast Cereals Found To Contain Glyphosate

As cynical as that may sound, glyphosate has been found by a leading international health organization to probably cause cancer in humans and is present in unhealthy levels in America's staple food products such as breakfast cereal

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is the most heavily used industrial chemical in the world. Not only is the product sprayed on farm crops specially treated to be glyphosate-resistant through genetic engineering, but is also used extensively by landscapers, maintenance workers and homeowners looking to kill weeds in and around their lawns and gardens. As a result of the chemical's proliferation, scientists are finding elevated levels of glyphosate in a number of packaged foods sold throughout the United States. The highest concentrations of this chemical, one that the International Agency for Cancer Research considers "probably carcinogenic in humans," can be found in food products that contain soy and vegetable oil, corn and corn oil, as well as canola seeds and canola oil. CNN has reported that the Environmental Working Group, a leading consumer health organization, has tested certain foods and found higher than acceptable levels of glyphosate in "oat cereals, oatmeal, granola, and snack bars. Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group's scientists believe to be "protective of children's health," according to the report. Parents concerned about feeding their children unhealthy packaged products can view the full list, too numerous to list here, at the Collective-Evolution website. The website lists such staple cereal brands as "Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Kellog's Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Special K, and Frosted Flakes," all breakfast cereals that we eat ourselves and feed our children regularly.

The level of glyphosate that is acceptable varies depending upon who you ask. The State of California, for instance, has a proposed legal limit of 1.1 milligrams per day while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows 70 milligrams per day. The EWG goes the extra step and includes a child's physiology into the equation and comes up with an acceptable level of merely .01 milligrams, one one-hundredth the level of California and one seven-hundredth the amount of the EPA.

Of particular concern in the glyphosate contamination of oats and grains that go into packaged food products is the industry's practice of spraying the weedkiller immediately pre-harvest. Spraying the chemical so close to the plant's cultivation leaves elevated levels of the chemical residue on the plant's leaves and fruit. Industry spokespersons argue that most if not all glyphosate residue is removed in the hulling and milling process and leaves the final product with glyphosate that is "significantly below any limits and well within compliance of the safety standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Commission as safe for human consumption." The ingestion of glyphosate is of concern to scientists that link the weedkiller's proliferation over the last two decades with the nearly geometric rise in the number of instances of diabetes, obesity and childhood autism. MIT researcher Dr. Stephaine Stenneff has come so far as to predict that, "Glyphosate will cause half of all children to be autistic by 2025." Monsanto Roundup cancer warning was the result of a large-scale analysis of safety studies conducted around the globe which also led to other countries banning Roundup.

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