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Quaker Oats Is Being Sued For Putting A Cancer-Causing Pesticide In Their Oatmeal

Quaker Oats Is Being Sued For Putting A Cancer-Causing Pesticide In Their Oatmeal

quaker-oatsThe lawsuit was filed after a test was done to analyze the ingredients of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute oatmeal, by an independent lab in California.

Researchers used liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, a procedure often used by medical and chemical labs for drug research.

They found unwanted traces of the chemical in some of the Quaker Oats products.

The Quaker Oats company has said that the chemical did not come from their involvement with the product, and must have come from the farming stage, where pesticides used by the farmers are sprayed on the oats. 

The replied: “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.” Numerous pesticides, including Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ are used on crops all over the world, and although they are effective in killing unwanted pests, there have been constant concerns over the health implications of these chemicals finding their way into the final food products.

The popular pesticide was created in 1974 and has been in use since then, despite the fact that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently (2015) placed it into the category of “probable” cause of cancer.

As well as cancer, the pesticide has been linked to other health problems. Experts have warned that allowing glyphosate to interfere in the amounts of vitamin A, can be detrimental for fetal development. read more at organicandhealthy.org