The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed the presence of glyphosate in a variety of oat products, including oat cereals for babies.
Recently the USDA started testing U.S. foods for glyphosate, the active ingredient used in Monsanto’s Roundup and which has been linked to cancer. Last year the World Health Organization released a report by a group of international cancer experts that stated glyphosate is probably a human carcinogen.
Despite these recent findings, Roundup continues to be the most heavily used weed killer in the world. The EPA still maintains that glyphosate is “not likely” to cause cancer.
An FDA chemist presented the data at a meeting in July. According to the findings, residues of glyphosate were found in several types of infant oat cereal, including banana strawberry as well as cinnamon spice, maple brown sugar, and peach and cream instant oatmeal products. The range of detection was nothing in several organic oat products to 1.67 parts per million in non-organic varieties.