As much as we hate being the bearer of more bad Monsanto/glyphosate news, we think you should know: FDA test results showed evidence of glyphosate (aka the main ingredient in weed killer RoundUp) in instant oatmeals and baby foods. At a Florida conference, an FDA chemist presented the disturbing findings about glyphosate residues in instant oatmeals including maple brown sugar, cinnamon spice, and peaches and cream flavors as well as infant oat cereal, infant oat banana, and infant oatmeal banana strawberry baby foods. Glyphosate-based Roundup is commonly used on oats before harvest, with Monsanto’s encouragement, to help even out crop maturity and control weeds. Glyphosate was previously found in breakfast foods including eggs, potatoes, bagels, and non-GMO soy creamer by the Alliance for Natural Health-USA as well as more recently in childhood vaccines by Moms Across America. The only upside to this latest news is that it looks like the FDA itself is actually starting to test for the presence of this chemical. Whether they do anything about glyphosate, which is the most applied chemical in the world, is another matter. While the WHO has labeled glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen,” the EPA says it is “not likely” to cause cancer.
via Huffington Post