Glyphosate Found in Popular Foods and Products [Infographic]

Your breakfast is not complete without a delicious and healthy bowl of cereals. For the children, it’s a source of fibre, energy, and protein. Sadly, most of these popular food products have tested positive for glyphosate.

This is according to EWG who tested more than a dozen brands of oat-based foods to give the people information about dietary exposures that government regulators are keeping secret.

If you’re looking for information about the specific brands that tested positive, then you’ll love this infographic.

It’s a simple list that highlights all the products and product types:

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Glyphosate Found in Popular Foods and Products [Infographic]

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The Test

A total of 45 conventional food samples were subjected to the test. Out of the 45 glyphosate was detected in 43 samples. 31 samples of those products that tested positive were above EWG’s Health Benchmark (160 ppb).

In addition, 16 samples of organic food were also tested. Glyphosate was detected in 5 samples. Interestingly, as it was expected none of the positive samples were above EWG’s Health Benchmark.


Glyphosate in Food: The Test Results Table (ppb)

Product NameSample 1Sample 2Sample 3TotalAverage
Back to Nature Classic Granola620170790263
Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds430400830277
Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters3030340400133
Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey220170390130
KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds506011037
Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor7600760253
Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal6207801400467
Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal4500450150
Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan220220440147
Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream120520640213
Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal4904705301490497
Lucky Charms****400230630210
Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal340300640213
Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal250120370123
KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut12012040
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey340120460153
Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar12016028093
Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry308011037
Quaker Steel Cut Oats530290820273
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats390110013002790930
Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats3000300100
Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats30205017


Summary: Key Takeaways

The Presence of Roundup in our Food

Roundup is a weed killer sprayed on genetically engineered corn and soybeans. But it is also used as a desiccant—a drying agent sprayed just before harvest on oats and other grains.

This is done because glyphosate kills the crop, drying it out so that it can be harvested sooner than if the plant were allowed to die naturally.

For these reasons, glyphosate is likely present in foods other than corn, oats and soybeans. The full extent of glyphosate contamination remains to be discovered.

Most companies that are mentioned would have you believe that, because some of the amounts of glyphosate EWG found in their products are within the limits allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA's current legal limit for glyphosate on oats and many other grains is 30 parts per million, or ppm

Therefore, my question is; is there any safe limit for such a controversial substance? You decide.


What you should do to protect your family:

Switch to organic foods, to minimize overall pesticide exposures, even better developing a gardening culture where you grow your own food.

For farmers and other producers, stop using Roundup as a desiccant. Make use of other safe, environmental friendly alternatives to control the weeds

Talking of friendly alternatives, I asked the gardening community to name their favorite glyphosate alternatives and compiled this list: 13+ Best Glyphosate Alternatives (As Voted by the Gardening Community)

As always let me know your thoughts and don’t forget to share the infographic.

2 comments

  • The Motivator says:

    This is a great idea of information and advice to everyone. Thanks.

  • Eric Bjerregaard says:

    This article is crap. the source and testing methods are suspect . As are the amounts supposedly found and the insinuation that. there is any biological significance to this.

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