Eating This For Breakfast May Be Killing You. This Is Disturbing

10 May 2016   Food

Apparently now we have to be worried about a type of food that we all thought was as pure as can be – oatmeal!

A lawsuit filed by Lewis Daly of Brooklyn, New York, is claiming Quaker Oats contains a carcinogenic substance called glyphosate. This was determined in 2015 to be potentially harmful to humans. This is a class action in the Federal District Courts of both New York and California. Daly says that there are actual trace amounts of glyphosate found when they were testing the Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute product.

Customer refunds are being sought as well as insisting that the company discloses the use of this harmful substance.

What is glyphosate?

Well, it is used as a popular herbicide for the treatment of weeds. It is found in many popular weedtreatment products, such as Roundup and Ortho! And apparently it’s in oatmeal? Pretty scary, but Daly says he is not claiming that Quaker Oats use of the weed killer is actually wrong. It’s the bullshit claim that their products are 100 % natural that is the main problem, and rightfully so if this indeed is true.


Still, Quaker Oats, owned by PepsiCo, is saying that their products are produced in a responsible manner. And the weed killing herbicide? They are stating that the cleansing process actually removes significantlevels of the herbicide.

Apparently there has been independent testing of Quaker Oat oatmeal and it has revealed that the Quick 1-Minute product contains only four percent of the allowable limit. That puts the oatmeal well below the minimum levels accepted by the EPA.

Nevertheless the fact that it’s in there at all is alarming enough for most people. More reason to seek outorganic foods as now even the alleged “all natural” oatmeal appears to be tainted!


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