For the last few months the battle of Monsanto’s cancer-linked weed killer has been in the forefront of news, conversation and debates. Glyphosate is an herbicide that is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. *The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops. Glyphosate was first registered for use in the U.S. in 1974.
Disturbingly, Glyphosate has been found in various foods & cereals and continues to undergo further investigation. Sadly, the EPA still considers this herbicide as “safe”. Three courts in California have ordered Bayer-Monsanto to pay more than $2 billion after each of the juries found glyphosate caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma in four people who used Roundup.
So what do we do now? This blog is to alert you to the issue but also to provide you with the list (as released through EWG) to inform you of the foods where traces of glyphosate have been detected. If you eat any of these it is advised that you stop immediately. The health risks are literally fatal.
Below is the list of foods that have been detected thus far:
All of these products were tested above the level of the EWG’s safety standard (160 ppb).
Product Type Variety Glyphosate (ppb)
Oat breakfast cereal Honey Nut Cheerios 147
Oat breakfast cereal Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain 729
Oat breakfast cereal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios 400
Oat breakfast cereal Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon 283
Oat breakfast cereal Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch 833
Oat breakfast cereal Multi Grain Cheerios 216
Oat breakfast cereal Nature Valley Baked Oat Bites 389
Granola Nature Valley Granola Peanut Butter Creamy & Crunchy 198
Granola Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats n Dark Chocolate 261
Snack Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate & Nut 76
Snack Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate Cherry 275
Snack Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars, Cashew 158
Snack Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Oats and Honey 320
Snack Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Peanut Butter 312
Snack Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars, Maple Brown Sugar 556
Snack Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Blueberry 206
Snack Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Cinnamon Brown Sugar 124
Snack Nature Valley Granola Cups, Almond Butter 529
Snack Nature Valley Granola Cups, Peanut Butter Chocolate 297
Snack Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter 194
Snack Fiber One Oatmeal Raisin soft-baked cookies 204
*Info provided by the Environmental Working Group