A new report on breakfast cereals has parents frightened–but you don’t need to empty your entire pantry and start making your own granola.
A good chance a half-empty box of Cheerios in your cupboard has a little Roundup in it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t let your children eat it.
61 samples of products made with oats–from Lucky Charms and Cheerios to granola bars and oatmeal–most of the products made with conventionally-grown oats had some glyphosate, a weed-killer found in products like Roundup, inside. The amount of the chemical in those samples was well under what the EPA considers protective of health. The nonprofit wants the EPA to make its standard more stringent: “Our general stance is pesticides and herbicides really don’t belong in children’s food,” says Alexis Temkin, a toxicologist at EWG.
But it’s open to debate how much of a toxin glyphosate is. And even EWG says…
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