On June 22, consumers filed Post Shredded Wheat lawsuits in California and in New York, and a consumer advocacy group called the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed a similar lawsuit in the District of Columbia. Each of these plaintiffs claims that independent testing revealed that Post Shredded Wheat contains glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and other weed killers. According to these complaints, not only does this mean that the reportedly “100% natural” cereal is not entirely natural, but it may also put them and other consumers at risk for serious illnesses.
LAWSUIT AGAINST CEREAL COMPANY CONTAMINATED WITH GLYPHOSATE
In a press release announcing their lawsuit, the international director of the OCA, Ronnie Cummins, states, “On the back of its cereal box,
Since before it was approved in the 1970s, the glyphosate in Roundup and other herbicides has been questioned by a number of scientists and advocates who believe that it may be harmful to human health as well as to the environment. Since the International Agency for Research on Cancer deemed
Monsanto, the company behind Roundup and
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One plaintiff, Andy Wu of California, claims that he and other consumers paid more for Post Shredded Wheat than they would for similar cereals because they believed it to be free of chemicals they chose not to ingest. Essentially, he says he and others paid a premium for a product based on claims it was natural when it clearly was not. Furthermore, he claims, it is not the case that Post Shredded Wheat was inadvertently contaminated with
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