No one wants a breakfast that is contaminated with weed killer. Well, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG, popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup.
Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization, was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. Almost three-fourths of those samples had glyphosate levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of safety. About one-third of 16 samples made with organically grown oats also had glyphosate, all at levels well below EWG’s health benchmark.