Listen to Caroline Cox, Research Director at the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), interviewed on HECHO EN CALIFORNIA on KIQI 1010 AM San Francisco and KATD 990 AM Sacramento to discuss new independent testing that 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. LISTEN NOW!

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.

CEH tested a variety of oat cereals, most of which were found to contain high levels of glyphosate, including Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, Great Value Os, and Kroger Toasted Oats. The organic cereals tested did not contain glyphosate. FDA tested four organic oatmeals with the same result. See the full list of cereals CEH tested and the results.