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Dangerous Levels Of the Weed Killing Chemical Glyphosate Have Been Gound In Many Popular Breakfast Cereals
Aug 12, 2020 - Dangerous levels of the weed killing chemical glyphosate have been found in many popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.
The highest levels were found in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats – 1,000 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate. The EWG calculated levels above 160 ppb as unsafe for children. Giant Instant Oatmeal contained 760 ppb, and three samples of Cheerios contained concentrations of between 470 and 530 ppb.
250 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on American crops every year, but the highest concentrations of the chemical are found in non-GMO wheat, barley, oats, and beans. Farmers spray these crops with glyphosate right before harvest time, as they kill the crop and dry it out, making it ready for harvest quicker. source
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