Glyphosate- the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller-was found in all 28 samples of different cereals, oatmeal and snack bars tested by a lab for Environmental Working Group, according to a report released today.
The nonprofit health and environmental organization sent 10 samples of different types of General Mills’ Cheerios and 18 samples of different Quaker brand products from PepsiCo, including instant oatmeal, breakfast cereal and snack bars to Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco.
“People don’t want this pesticide on their food, especially in foods marketed to and consumed by children,” Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist at EWG, told EHN.
The report comes two months after EWG reported glyphosate in 43 out of 45 samples of oat-based foods, including five foods that used “organic” oats.
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