FIND OUT WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD!
Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide in agriculture and gardening. Several global scientific agencies have found the chemical is unlikely to cause cancer in people exposed to it through food.
Food Democracy Now!, a non-governmental organization, enlisted Anresco Laboratories to carry out the study. The food safety testing lab is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Researchers found original Cheerios had the highest level of glyphosate compared to other foods tested, at about 1,123.5 parts per billion — or 1.125 milligrams of glyphosate per 1 kilogram of cereal.
On their own, those numbers seem meaningless. Who will realistically eat that much cereal in 24 hours, and do so day after day?
However, since most people regularly eat a range of cereals and snack foods, their total exposure to glyphosate may be higher than results for a single item suggest. And the less you weigh, the more glyphosate you consume relative to your body weight, so toddlers munching on Cheerios have much higher exposure.