List of 50+ Foods Containing Weedkiller Ingredient Glyphosate

By - December 31, 2018
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According to a recent report by the Environmental Working Group, 26 of the 28 cereal, snack bar and oat products, it did tests on had trace amounts of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup that is suspected of causing serious health problems, including cancer. This is the second time EWB has done this testing. An earlier report came out in August 2018 that found related results in 31 oat-based foods.

The EPA said in 2017 that the ingredient is unlikely to be carcinogenic to human beings but many other organizations disagree. For instance, EWG has a benchmark for how much glyphosate is acceptable in food that is much more strict than EPA standards. Also, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has stated that glyphosate is most likely carcinogenic to humans.

In August, Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide Roundup, was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to an agricultural worker who said the product led to his non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer. The payout was eventually lowered to $80 million but the ruling stayed in place.

Below is a list of the products that EWG tested and the amount of glyphosate they contain. Some of them meet the benchmark for EWG and others do not.

Quaker Oats issued a press release in response to the EWG report.

It said that the company stands by the quality of its products, and it does not add glyphosate in any part of its milling process. The chemical is used by farmers across the country who apply it before the harvest.

Once the oats are transported to the company, they are put through a cleansing process that includes de-hulling, cleaning, roasting, and flaking.

Quaker Oats claims that any small amounts of glyphosate that may be in the finished products where oats are an ingredient are well below regulatory limits set by the EPA, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and Health Canada. Yet who needs to be eating any amount of weed killer?

More Foods that Contain Traces of Glyphosate

Other analyses have been performed that suggest other foods have trace amounts of glyphosate:

  1. Nature’s Path Organic Honey Almond Granola
  2. Back to Nature Classic Granola
  3. Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
  4. Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
  5. Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats ‘n Honey
  6. KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
  7. Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal
  8. Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
  9. Lucky Charms
  10. Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
  11. Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal
  12. Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar
  13. KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut
  14. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey
  15. Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar
  16. Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
  17. Tropicana Orange Juice
  18. Minute Maid Orange Juice
  19. Stater Bros Orange Juice
  20. Signature Farms Orange Juice
  21. Kirkland Orange Juice
  22. Cheez-It Original
  23. Cheez-It Whole Grain
  24. Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate
  25. Ritz Crackers
  26. Triscuit Crackers
  27. Oreo Original
  28. Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  29. Oreo Double Stuf Golden Sandwich Cookies
  30. Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)
  31. Lay’s: Kettle Cooked Original
  32. Doritos: Cool Ranch
  33. Fritos (Original) (100% Whole Grain)
  34. Goldfish crackers original (Pepperidge Farm)
  35. Goldfish crackers colors
  36. Goldfish crackers Whole Grain
  37. Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies
  38. Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free
  39. 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers
  40. Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers
  41. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams

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Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett is Editor-in-Chief of WeedKillerCrisis. Since 1999, he's worked across a multitude of areas of consumer protection including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more.

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