Report: weed killer found in popular cereals, other snacks
A new report found a cancer-linked herbicide in more than two dozen popular cereal and snack bars.
The chemical found is called Glysophate. It's the main ingredient in a popular weed killer called Roundup, which is sprayed on a lot of the farm-grown oats used in cereals.
The Environmental Working Group tested 28 products and found what they consider unsafe levels of Glysophate in 26 of those products.
Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, disputes the claim that it's unsafe. It is legal to use the weed killer on crops.
The products named in the report as having high levels of Glysophate are:
- Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds
- Quaker Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon & Spice
- Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon
- Quaker Real Medleys Super Grains Banana Walnut
- Quaker Overnight Oats Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven
- Quaker Overnight Oats Unsweetened with Chia Seeds
- Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar
- Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut
- Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
- Very Berry Cheerios
- Chocolate Cheerios
- Frosted Cheerios
- Fruity Cheerios
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon
- Quaker Chewy S’mores
- Quaker Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
- Quaker Breakfast Squares Soft Baked Bars Peanut Butter
- Quaker Breakfast Flats Crispy Snack Bars Cranberry Almond