Traces of Weed Killer Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats


Traces of a controversial herbicide have been found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats oatmeal, and other breakfast foods that could increase the risk of cancer, according to a group of environmental researchers. The Environmental Working Group said it tested 45 samples of breakfast foods made from oats grown in fields sprayed with the herbicide and found elevated levels of the weed killer glyphosate in 31 of them.

“There are levels above what we could consider safe in very popular breakfast foods,” said Alexis Temkin, the group’s toxicologist. Scott Partridge, a vice president at Monsanto—the company that developed the chemical—said hundreds of studies validated the safety of glyphosate and called the Environmental Working Group an activist group. “They have an agenda,” he said. “They are fear-mongering. They distort science.” The World Health Organization has called glyphosate a “probable carcinogen” and authorities in California list it as a chemical “known to the state to cause cancer.” Read more at The New York Times.



  1. For some reason Yeshiva world does not want to name the brand name formula of Monsanto which contains the Gyphosate. The formula is called Round UP. The science has indicated that negative effects of Glyphosate are enhanced and amplified by the other ingredients in Round UP. Monsanto has just lost a court case and been ordered to pay 289 million dollars to a man who contracted terminal cancer from using Round UP. In the court case, Monsanto was shown to have lied about the science on many occasions over the years. Since 2005 Monsanto has been marketing Round up as a desiccant to be sprayed on crops prior to harvest in order to make it easier to harvest. This is why it is on all the cereals and many other foods. We can only wonder how many childhood cancers are being caused by this chemical. In addition, Glyphosate has been found to contaminate Measles vaccine and some scientists have linked the exponential increase in Autism to both the Glyphosate in the MMR vaccine and the Glyphosate in all the food.

    • and lead is in drinking water your point? actual amounts matter. if someone took to much zinc its dangrous. or to much iron. or to much magnesium. etc


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