Tests Reveal More of Monsanto’s Weedkiller in Kids’ Cereals Than Common Vitamins

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By Emma Fiala | The Mind Unleashed

A shocking amount of the popular herbicide glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto/Bayer as RoundUp, has been found in breakfast cereals marketed to children. Even more appalling is the revelation that some of the cereals contain more glyphosate than common vitamins.

According to the results of laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, the amount of the toxic herbicide glyphosate “exceeded the amount of both Vitamin D and Vitamin B12” in General Mills’ Honey Nut Cheerios. More glyphosate than Vitamin A was found in Quaker Oatmeal Squares.

Glyphosate has been linked to a host of health problems that include cancer, digestive issues, and reduced fertility. A California court recently found Monsanto liable for damages relating to a cancer patient who alleged his disease was caused by exposure to the herbicide.

Despite its classification as “probably carcinogenic” to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and its distinction as a chemical known to cause cancer by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the herbicide is one of the most widely used in the world.

 

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