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High Levels Of Glyphosate In Oatmeal, Bread, and Children's Foods To Be Reduced

A bill introduced recently seeks to limit the levels of glyphosate that are too high for consumption by children in certain foods

Friday, April 5, 2019 - Every year is becoming more difficult to avoid regularly eating something that contains glyphosate and to keep from feeding food contaminated with the chemical from our children. Glyphosate is sprayed on most food crops in the US including wheat, oats, lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets, and potatoes, according to the National Sunflower Association. In addition to killing weeds, glyphosate is also sprayed on some crops such as oats and wheat just prior to their harvest in order to dry them out and make harvesting easier. found that Quaker Oats contains the highest levels of glyphosate. "Quaker Old Fashioned Oats were found to have the most glyphosate per sample, with more than 1,000 ppb in two of three samples tested." This level of glyphosate is higher than what is an acceptable level for children according to CNN. "A study conducted by the Environmental Working Group revealed traces of glyphosate in several types of oat cereal, 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,'" CNN reported. "

Certain crops are sprayed with glyphosate more than once per season in order to control weeds and also to maximize the harvest. In order to reduce the levels of glyphosate found in children's packaged foods, a new law has been proposed by Rep. Rosa DeLauro that would "ban late-harvest spraying of glyphosate on oats but also require the federal government to test foods popular with children for the herbicide, which has been linked to cancer" the EWG reports. The bill proposes to limit the acceptable level of glyphosate found in wheat, oats, barley and other crops identified as likely to show up in children's packaged foods by 300-fold, from 30 parts per million, down to one-tenth of a part per million. The bill also provides for stricter glyphosate testing requirements. In addition, all late-harvest spraying of all crops would be banned. Asbestos cancer lawyers are helping families and individuals harmed from the consumption or regular use of Monsanto Roundup herbicide and offer a free consultation.

Stepping back a moment, in order to understand the magnitude of the problem glyphosate may present to human life one must first look at the sheer quantity of the chemical that is in use today. Each and every year thousands of farmers spray billions of gallons of glyphosate on their genetically modified crops in order to kill weeds that compete with the crops for water and nutrients. Since the inception of glyphosate-resistant crops in 1996, glyphosate usage has increased "15-fold" according to a study published by the National Institute of Health. The United States accounts for only around 20% of the estimated usage of glyphosate worldwide although it is difficult to quantify all sources of glyphosate. In addition to Roundup marketed by Monsanto/Bayer, hundreds of other brands of the herbicide are licensed to be sold throughout the world.

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