You love your fair share of cereals and milk in the morning for breakfast, right? Is your favorite brand of cereals maybe Cheerios? Regardless of your answer, Cheerios is with certainty one of the most popular brands of cereals in the US, both among children and adults.
Unfortunately, this whole-grain cereal is nowhere near healthy food- it is made of cornstarch and cane sugar. Nothing nutritious about it, if you ask us! In addition to being unhealthy and lacking nutritive properties, it is also full of glyphosate residue. But, do we know what glyphosate actually is?
Continue reading the article to find out.
This herbicide, when added to plant leaves is known to destroy grass and broadleaf plants with the purpose to ripen fruits and balance the growth of plants. This is the active ingredient of the Roundup herbicide by Monsanto. Farmers use it prior to the harvest period on different types of crops.
Unfortunately, Monsanto is harshly criticized for its GMO foods and their use of the herbicide on non-GMO foods like potatoes, rye, corn, sugar beets, sunflower, lentil, soybean, etc. According to the IARC, glyphosate is a carcinogen. This is definitely something you would not want on your plate!
Glyphosate Is Poisoning Our Food!
In the current moment, the USDA does not have tests for the presence of glyphosate in foods. Even though the FDA should have started the testing back in 2016, it was paused. Hence, private organizations decided to take initiative, that is, the Food Democracy Now and the Detox Project worked together and tested 29 distinct types of foods.
It was discovered that some popular products contain residue from glyphosate, including Oreos, Doritos, Cheerios, Ritz Crackers, Kashi Soft-Baked Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies, and Stacy’s Pita Chips. Sadly for consumers, the list does not stop here- glyphosate is also present in numerous other food products like coffee creamer, bagels, oatmeal, organic wines, breads, and cage-free eggs.
To see the full list of tested products, go to this link.
How to Protect Your Health from Glyphosate
In this case, the best approach would be to remove or lower the intake of processed foods, including the ones from the list above. Opt for foods that are non-GMO and organically grown. This includes fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and beans.