These breakfast foods contain unsafe amount of 'weed-killing poison'

(WXYZ) - Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.

Of 45 samples of food products made with conventionally grown oats, two had no detectable glyphosate, 12 had levels of glyphosate that were lower than the group's acceptable health benchmark, and 31 had levels of glyphosate at or higher than the benchmark. The highest levels were detected in two samples of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.

Here is the list of breakfast products tested: 

Granola

Nature's Path Organic Honey Almond granola

Back to Nature Classic Granola

Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds

Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters

Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey

Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey

 

Instant Oats

Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor

Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original

Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal

Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal

Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan

Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream

 

Oat Breakfast Cereal

Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal

Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal

Lucky Charms

Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal

Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal

 

Snack bars

Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar

KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey

Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar

Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry

 

Whole Oats

365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

Quaker Steel Cut Oats

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats

Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats

Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats

Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 

 

These products contain high amounts of glyphosate:

Back to Nature Classic Granola

Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisin and Almonds

Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey

Giant Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor

Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal

Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal

Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan

Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream*

Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal

Lucky Charms (without marshmallows)

Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal

Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal*

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey

Quaker Steel Cut Oats

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats

Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats

 

These contain safe amounts of glyphosate:

Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters

KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds

Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry

Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats

Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats

Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

 

These had no detectable glyphosate in any tests:

Nature's Path Organic Honey Almond granola

Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original

Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal

Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar

365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

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