New independent testing of a variety of American cereals by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high residue levels of the toxic weed killer Glyphosate in multiple brands of popular children’s cereals. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the single most widely-used herbicide in American history, used on farms that grow corn, soybeans, oats, and hundreds of other crops. From there, it can make its way into our food, especially popular cereals.
CEH’s findings corroborate other recent studies demonstrating the prevalence of glyphosate in children’s foods, including Moms Across America, Food Democracy Now, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Glyphosate disrupts hormones, and studies have found that it can damage human cells, genes, and cause birth defects. The World Health Organization recently classified it as a “probable human carcinogen.” Research shows that its use is so widespread that it’s probably in most of our bodies. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that exposure to glyphosate residues in our food has increased four times over the past quarter-century, with children more likely to be exposed than adults – especially 1-2-year old’s.
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