We are all familiar with the urge to have cereal and milk for breakfast. There are different kinds and flavours, but not long ago for me, Cheerios was number one.
You must be wondering why I don’t like it any more.
Cheerios is so well received from people of all ages, but you must ask yourself if this is a portion of healthy food. This so-called whole grain cereal consists of sugar and cornstarch. In your opinion, is this a vegetable, a fruit, a protein or maybe it has healthy fats? Of course, the answer is none of the above.
Moreover, Cheerios, Ores and Doritos have glyphosate remnants.
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. Farmers quickly adopted glyphosate for agricultural weed control. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide has glyphosate. This herbicide is used not only on GE foods but also on non-GE foods. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies glyphosate as a cancer-causing herbicide.
It is more than clear that you do not expect to get cancer while eating your favourite food.
At the moment, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t examine your food for glyphosate. Even though the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was expected to do the testing in 2016, it was postponed.
Alternatively, individual organisations are looking into this issue. Several tests have been done on 29 various food by Food Democracy Now and The Detox Project. Glyphosate remnants present in General Mills’ Cheerios, Oreos, Doritos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Ritz Crackers, and Kashi Soft-Baked Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies.
Furthermore, the list doesn’t end here. For example, instant oatmeal, bagels, coffee creamer, PediaSure Enteral Nutritional Drinks, organic bread and wines, cage-free eggs, some of the best German beers consist of glyphosate remnants.
Do we all have some cancer cells in us?
Contaminated Foods (source):
– Back to Nature Classic Granola
– Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
– Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
– Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats ‘n Honey
– KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
• Instant Oats
– Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor
– Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
– Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan
– Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream
• Oat Breakfast Cereal
– Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal
– Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
– Lucky Charms
– Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
– Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal
• Snack Bars
– KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut
– Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey
– Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar
– Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
• Whole Oats
– Quaker Steel Cut Oats
– Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
– Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
– Nature’s Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats
– Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats
– Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples tested)
Environmental Defence (source):
– Catelli Healthy Harvest Multigrain Spaghetti
– Cheerios cereal
– Fontaine Santé Roasted Garlic Hummus
– Kelloggs Froot Loops Cereal
– Kraft Dinner Original macaroni and cheese
– PC Blue Menu Tortillas 100% Whole Grain
– Pogo Original (breading only)
– Quaker Large Flake Oats
– Ritz Original crackers
– Sabra Classic Hummus
– The Original Oreo cookie
– Tim Hortons Chocolate Glazed Timbit
– Tim Hortons Sesame Seed Bagel
– Unico Chickpeas
Moms Across America (source):
– Tropicana Orange Juice
– Minute Maid Orange Juice
– Stater Bros Orange Juice
– Signature Farms Orange Juice
– Kirkland Orange Juice
Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project (source):
– Original Cheerios
– Honey Nut Cheerios
– Annie’s Gluten Free Bunny Cookies Cocoa & Vanilla
– Kellog’s Corn Flakes
– Kellog’s Raisin Bran
– Kashi Organic Promise
– Kellog’s Special K
– Kellog’s Frosted Flakes
– Cheez-It Original
– Cheez-It Whole Grain
– Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate
– Ritz Crackers
– Triscuit Crackers
– Oreo Original
– Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
– Oreo Double Stuf Golden Sandwich Cookies
– Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)
– Lay’s: Kettle Cooked Original
– Doritos: Cool Ranch
– Fritos (Original) (100% Whole Grain)
– Goldfish crackers original (Pepperidge Farm)
– Goldfish crackers colours
– Goldfish crackers Whole Grain
– Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies
– Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free
– 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers
– Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers
Other Brands/Products and Miscellaneous:
– Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams (source)
– Tampons (source)
– Non-organic cotton clothing products (source)
– Rainwater (source)
– Groundwater supplies (source)
How Much Glyphosate Is Too Much
If everything in the world were flawless and perfect, we would be eating at the best natural food. However, the world is not faultless. Even more, US regulators set their Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) standards at 1.75 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg/bw/day). Compared to the European Union (EU) this is higher than the 0.3 mg/kg/bw/day. The US Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH) is a self-supporting agency which approves 70 times lower levels at no more than 0.025 mg/kg/bw/day ADI.
Why You Should Be Concerned About Glyphosate
As is mentioned above, the USDA and the FDA doesn’t do examinations on glyphosate in our food. As a consequence, you might be eating food which is terrible for your health.
The IARC claim that glyphosate is a carcinogen. Glyphosate may be a trigger for some of the following diseases: autism, obesity, IBS, colitis, Crohn’s disease, allergies, heart disease, depression, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s disease, infertility, and cancer.
What You Can Do About Your Health
Processed food is the first on the list which should be removed. Organic and non-GMO whole foods, such as fresh greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and whole grains, should be taken daily. Additionally, you should make acquaintance with your farmer and grocer, be a member of CSA and if you can, you may grow your food and cook on your own. This way you can take care of you and your family’s health.