Here we go again

Two months after warning consumers that some food products may contain trace amounts of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is back with an expanded warning. In a test, EWG took samples of 28 different oat-based cereals and oat-based foods that are meant for kids and found trace amounts of a pesticide that exceed EWG’s thresholds. But, in statements to Yahoo Lifestyle, both Quaker Oats and General Mills vehemently deny the claims, stating that the levels still fall below the threshold of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among other agencies.
Glyphosate, according to the National Pesticide Information Center, is a weed killer that’s “applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses.” First introduced in 1974, glyphosate is reportedly the main ingredient in an herbicide made by Monsanto called Roundup, one of the most widely used weed killers in the United States.
(Anyone who read my books knows that no human or animal should eat cereal.)

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