Friday, 19 October, 2018

Cancer-Causing Chemical Glyphosate Found In Dozens Of Children's Breakfast Foods

Image Credit Dr. Leonard Coldwell Image Credit Dr. Leonard Coldwell
Sherry Houston | 19 August, 2018, 15:31

The man said his daily exposure to large quantities of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers while working as a school groundskeeper caused his illness.

But as for whether Roundup could actually have been the sole or even primary cause of an individual's cancer, the research leans heavily toward "no".

Glyphosate is not the answer.

EWG determined Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola Clusters all had excessive levels of Glyphosate, according to its study.

The post Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods appeared first on WDEF. The previous version also didn't make it clear that the Environmental Working Group is an advocacy group and its findings have been challenged by scientists.

"Today's decision does not change the fact that more than 800 scientific studies and reviews - and conclusions by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US National Institutes of Health and regulatory authorities around the world - support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr Johnson's cancer".

Quaker Oats released a statement, "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products".

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has said glyphosate is a "probable" human carcinogen.

For example, the FDA announced that Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. recalled their pillsfor heart failure and high blood pressure after finding a defect known to cause cancer. "But we very much doubt our petition will be acted upon by President Trump's lawless EPA".

However, meeting government standards might not be enough to escape public backlash. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled glyphosate a carcinogen in 1985, but reversed its position in 1991.

Kellogg also responded, saying, "Our food is safe.(EPA) sets strict standards for safe levels of these agricultural residues and the ingredients we purchase from suppliers for our foods fall under these limits". (See those statements, as well as EWG's response, at the bottom of this article). The plaintiffs basically said the government is too cozy-the regulators are too cozy with the companies.

Many are anxious about the implications of the high concentrations, no matter what cause and effect might be proven.

"The draft human health risk assessment concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans", the EPA said in a 2017 draft risk assessment for glyphosate. Once the oats are transported to us, we put them through our rigorous process that thoroughly cleanses them (de-hulled, cleaned, roasted and flaked).

Dr. Jennifer Lowry, Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health tells KTVU it is not uncommon to find pesticides in our food.

When he announced in May 2016 that Bayer was considering the acquisition of Monsanto, the company's shares were listed at around 100 euros. Farmers in Arkansas and South Dakota have reportedly filed class action lawsuits in St. Louis.

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