Following an initial test last August, a second round of tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer in every sample of popular oat-based cereal and other oat-based food marketed to children.
“People don’t want this pesticide on their food, especially in foods marketed to and consumed by children,”
said Tasha Stoiber, senior scientist at EWG.
Almost all of the samples tested by EWG had residues of glyphosate at levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of safety.
- Read Roundup for Breakfast, Part 2: In New Tests, Weed Killer Found in All Kids’ Cereals Sampled on ewg, October 24, 2018.
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