Bad news for anyone who likes to eat cereal, or granola bars, or anything that contains oats at all: a recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 45 conventional oat products for the presence of glyphosate, and researchers found it in 43 of them.
EWG's child-protective health benchmark for daily exposure to glyphosate in food is 160 ppb - one very popular brand of oats was found to contain 1300 ppb. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.
Some research points to other potential health effects of glyphosate, including a study published past year in Scientific Reports, a journal from the publishers of Nature, which showed rats that consumed very low doses of glyphosate each day showed early signs of fatty liver disease within three months, which worsened over time.
"We're very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know", said Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG.
Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has been identified as a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization in 2015.
"We will petition the Environmental Protection Agency to do its job and end uses of glyphosate that resulted in the contamination we report today", EWG president Ken Cook said. "And essentially we're just throwing it at them".
An activist group said that glyphosate has been found in Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Fox Business reported.
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Glyphosate, found in Monsanto's widely-used pesticide Roundup, was called "probably carcinogenic" by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. Along with that, on December 18, the company even posted on their website a statement by the EPA, "The draft human health risk assessment concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans".
The report comes as the debate about the safety of glyphosate, which federal regulators maintain is not likely to cause cancer, continues to rage.
Last week, a jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco awarded $289 million in damages to a groundskeeper whose attorney argued that Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, caused his terminal cancer.
"Glyphosate does not belong in cereal", Tenkin wrote.
"We don't think it does enough in particular to protect children", Faber said. Her family switched to an organic-only diet after her three sons developed allergies and other health problems.
But to determine the standard of what's unsafe, EWG doesn't use the EPA's standard.
In a statement provided to CBS News Quaker said: "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products". Kellogg's issued a similar statement, saying its food is safe and they follow the EPA's strict standards for safely levels of these agricultural residues "and the ingredients we purchase from suppliers for our foods fall under these limits".