Weed Killer found in “Healthy” Cereals (See List)

General Mills weed killer
General Mills weed killer
A display of boxes of General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios breakfast cereal in a supermarket in New York on Saturday, October 10, 2015. General Mills announced that citing the inaction of Congress to create a GMO labeling standard they will start labeling their products which contain GMO ingredients such as corn and soy. (© Richard B. Levine) (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images)

A cancer-linked herbicide has been found in just over two dozen popular General Mills and Quaker breakfast cereals and snack bars, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Detriot FreePress Reports: Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, was found in 26 of the 28 products the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested, in levels “higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health.”

An earlier report by the same organization found similar results and was previously reported by the Free Press.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, the most heavily used herbicide in the United States. Every year, according to the EWG, more than 250 million pounds of glyphosate is sprayed on American crops.

“The tests detected glyphosate in all 28 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. All but two of the 28 samples had levels of glyphosate above EWG’s health benchmark,” the EWG said in the study.

Quaker and General Mills, however, conclude the products are safe and that there is no reason for concern.

“EWG report artificially creates a ‘safe level’ for glyphosate that is detached from those that have been established by responsible regulatory bodies in an effort to grab headlines,” Quaker said in a statement.

“I don’t think that people should become hysterical,” Dr. Sarah Evans, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told CNN. “But people need to be really aware of where their food is coming from and what’s getting into their foods.”

Glyphosate was found in these breakfast items

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

Sources: Detriot Free Press/CNN