Friday, August 17, 2018

Is There A Cancer Causing Pesticide in My Kids Favorite Breakfast Foods?!

Earlier this week I posted about how Monsanto, the company that makes the popular weed killer Roundup, has been ordered to pay $289 million USD to a terminally ill school groundsman who used Roundup weedkiller and claims the pesticide contributed to his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (read the full article here

Now, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is again in the news.   The Environmental Working Group just published a report whre they found glyphosate in the majority of samples of common breakfast products made with conventionally and organically grown oats. 

The organization tested 45 products and found that 43 tested positive for the chemical; 31 contained  levels above what EWG scientists have determined is safe for children’s health (they all tested well below what the EPA has determined safe for kids.  EWG's safety level is about 100 times lower than what EPA says is safe). 

They tested both non-organic and organic oats.  ORganic items showed much lower levels of the pesticide, however  5 of the 16 organic samples still tested positive for containing glyphosate ( all were deemed safely under the EWG  level of danger for children).

The Results: 
Tested positive for potentially dangerous levels of glyphosate: 

Quaker Oats products:

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats *
  • Steel Cut Oats *
  • Simply Granola Oats Honey
  • Raisin and Almonds
  • Dinosaur Eggs Instant Oatmeal * 
  • Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan

  • Lucky Charms
  • Cheerios *
  • Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls
  • Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
  • Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal

  • Back to Nature Classic Granola
  • Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey
Granola Bars

  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey
  • Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar

  • Bob’s Red Mill oats steel cut oats 
  • Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
  • Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream
  • Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats
  • Giant Instant Oatmeal *
* had the highest levels 

Items that tested positive for low/“safe” levels of the weed-killer,


  • Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
  • KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
Granola Bars
  • Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
  • Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats
  • Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples tested)

Items Tested with undetectable levels of weed killer

Granola/ Granola Bars
  • Nature's Path Organic Honey Almond granola
  • Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar
  • 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original

  • Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal

Glyphosate has been classified by the World Health Organization as "probably carcinogenic to humans"  and was added to California's Prop 65 List of Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer.  Read more here 

There is a new in home test available for you to test your family's water and favorite foods - Read more about it here


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  2. Omgg so horrific.. thank you for posting about this!!