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A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.
"We're very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know," said Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG.
EWG used its own, more stringent standards to conclude that products with excessive levels of the herbicide included Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Back to Nature Classic Granola. Glyphosate was even found in a few organic products, though most had non-detectable levels.
-Head of the Council on Environmental Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics also a Toxicologist at Children's Mercy in Kansas City
"We don't know a lot about the effects of glyphosate on children," Lowry said. "And essentially we're just throwing it at them."
originally posted by: Nyiah
originally posted by: SR1TX
Stop buying cheap sh** for your kids and yourself maybe?
That's definitely advice for an obvious start, but a few of those brands are respected quality ones, not just conventional junk.
originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
Whoever is interested in this should do some research on 2,4-D which is a chlorinated form of acetic acid (vinegar) - which may not sound that bad, but take a look. It is one of 2 parts of agent orange.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: dreamingawake
It's not really a new report.
One might well wonder what other scary things may be found in our food if someone looks for them specifically.
In 2015, 89% of corn, 94% of soybeans, and 89% of cotton produced in the United States were genetically modified to be herbicide-tolerant.[clarification needed]
Yeah. The 70s.
The usage of glyphosate globally is a fairly recent event.
It's also used for both pre-planting and pre-harvest of non-GM crops (there are no commercial GM wheat crops).
They seem to use it like Brawndo on their GMO crops.
A second pre-harvest option is an application of glyphosate at the hard dough stage. Research has shown that glyphosate applied with or without ammonium sulfate may hasten dry down of the wheat crop if conditions for dry down are adverse. With a pre-harvest interval of 7 days, a couple of days, at the most, may be gained. Since modern varieties allow for it, most wheat and barley is now straight cut instead of swathed. Table 1 summarizes advantages and disadvantages for each of these pre-harvest management options.
originally posted by: Prene
They dont need healthy humans anymore, they got machines for labor, and an agenda to deify abominable technology and demonize natural biology.
Goal of food production 100 years ago: Provide nutrition and medicine.
Goal of food production today: increasing quarterly gains.
Those most in need of this new seed-based technology are those who can least afford buying an adequate diet, rich in essential nutrients. This has been taken into consideration by the creators of Golden Rice, Profs Peter Beyer and Ingo Portrykus, and the crop protection company Syngenta, who have worked together to make the latest, improved version of Golden Rice available for humanitarian use in developing countries, free of charge.
The Golden Rice Humanitarian Board encourages further research to determine how the technology may play a part in the ongoing global effort to fight Vitamin A Deficiency in poor countries.