Oatmeal, cereal, snack bars, and other dry goods now found to contain glyphosate at levels deemed "unsafe."
After months of reports trickling in with tests showing that glyphosate is absolutely found in the food supply – yes, even non-GMO foods! – a large non-profit group has finally tested dozens more breakfast foods only to confirm the bleak suspicions.
Most of the products were a large amount of Quaker and General Mills brand cereals, oat products and snack bars. A PDF of the testing results is available here.
Although the government and the food companies like Quaker are squawking that the levels of glyphosate found in these tests are well within the government's safety limits, this would be a lie of omission. Keep reading.
In August, the EWG conducted its first study, which found the presence of glyphosate in 45 samples of breakfast cereals from producers Quakers, Kellogg's, and General Mills.
On the heels of this study, the group wanted to dive further and test specifically Quaker Oats and Cheerios products, because high levels of glyphos[a]te were found in the first study and they are two of the most popular cereal brands.
For the new study, the EWG purchased the products at grocery stores in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and had them tested at Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco.
Results of the samples showed glyphosate was detectable in all 28 products, and levels considered unsafe were found in 26.
The EPA caps glyphosate tolerance at 5.0 parts per million (ppm).
But the EWG's health benchmark is much more conservative and says any level greater than 160 parts per billion (ppb) is not safe.
In the report, the highest level was found Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal Honey Nut, registering at 2,837 ppb.
The glyphosate in Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal Honey Nut is 18 times greater than EWG's benchmark limit. But look at how much glyphosate the EPA allows in our food?
Despite the weak safety claims from both the government and the chemical makers, there is nothing safe about any kind of glyphosate exposure. No, it is not "safe enough to drink" like the propagandists try to say.