Thousands of cancer patients have already sued the agricultural company Monsanto, whose weedkiller, Roundup, contains an ingredient the World Health Organization has deemed carcinogenic. As if that weren’t horrifying enough, we now have to worry about school-aged children ingesting glyphosate, the product’s harmful ingredient, for breakfast.
A recent study found significant levels of glyphosate in a variety of breakfast cereals and snack bars marketed to children.
These are just some of the cereals and oat-based products that contain the cancer-linked weed killer:
– Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
– Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
– Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
Perhaps even more horrifying, the Environmental Working Group — the public health organization involved in the study — states on its website, “The EPA has calculated that 1-to-2-year-old children are likely to have the highest exposure, at a level 2x greater than California’s No Significant Risk Level and 230x EWG’s health benchmark.”
EWG President Ken Cook told The Guardian, “I grew up eating Cheerios and Quaker Oats long before they were tainted with glyphosate. No one wants to eat a weedkiller for breakfast, and no one should have to do so.”
I couldn’t agree more. A child’s breakfast should nurture his or health — not compromise it. It goes without saying that we need to get glyphosate out of our children’s foods. Cook also told the publication that his organization “will urge the EPA to limit the use of glyphosate on food crops,” but with minimal regulation, the onus is on these companies to step up. In the meantime, our lawyers are outraged by all aspects of the Roundup story, and we are here to fight on behalf of anyone already harmed by the toxic product.
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If you believe a loved one has cancer because of Roundup, we are ready to fight and we want to hear from you. The best way to find out if you have a case is to speak with our experienced Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys. Call (901) 327-2100 or contact us here today.
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