ABC: EPA Says No Health Risk From Trace Amounts of Herbicide in Breakfast Cereals

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Recently, there has been trace amounts of an herbicide, glyphosate, in cereal and cereal like products, such as Quaker oatmeal. The Environmental Working Group states that the research done in August suggests that the amounts are excessive, but it should be noted that they compared it to the California legal amount divided by 100, in order to account for the consumption of children. However, the EPA has done extensive testing that suggests that the amounts found in the products is within the limits considered safe to consume. The data suggests that consumers would have to eat over 80 pounds of cereal a day to reach the limit. The FDA also conducted research and their results suggest that the cereals are safe to consume.

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