Glyphosate is not something you want in your oatmeal, right? Well, that is why consumers from California and New York filled a lawsuit against the owner.
This came as a result of the test of the Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute oatmeal conducted in an independent lab in California. The liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry was used in the process.
The samples showed traces of glyphosate, and although the oatmeal contained amounts lower than the legal allowable limits, the company sure earned a lawsuit for “false advertising,” because they advertised their product as 100% natural.
This company said that they never added chemicals to their oatmeal, so the chemicals were added to the oats by farmers. Here is what they declared:
“Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are trace amounts and significantly below any limits which have been set by the E.P.A. as safe for human consumption.”
This chemicals is contained in many pesticides. This includes Roundup, a pesticide used in crops worldwide. It is banned from use, because of its harmful effect on health.
This pesticide was first created in 1974, and some farmers have used it regularly. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer set it in the category of items that cause cancer. This agency is part of the WHO.
The chemical not only causes cancer, but also triggers numerous ailments.
Experts say that glyphosate interferes with vitamin A, essential for the fetal development.
Studies have also found a strong connection between Roundup and Attention deficit Disorder in farming, because glyphosate affects the function of the thyroid hormone.
Glyphosate has a harmful effect on the production of serotonin, which means it affects sleep, mood, appetite, and even depression. The real truth is that this oats contain more pesticides and herbicides than other grains.