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Monsanto Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Foods

Glyphosate found in cereal

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children. Glyphosate is the most-widely used herbicide in the U.S., Alexis Temkin, EWG’s toxicologist, said in a recent interview. The tested products — which include popular brands like Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker —...

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Monsanto Roundup Cases Move Forward

Monsanto Roundup

Monsanto Roundup Judge Allows Cases To Move Forward According to the Associated Press, hundreds of lawsuits alleging Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence that the active ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — can cause the disease seemed “rather weak.” Still, the opinions of three experts linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were not “junk science” that should be excluded from a trial, the judge ruled. The lawsuits say agrochemical giant Monsanto,...

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Roundup Weed Killer Leads to Cancer

Roundup Practice Area Mass Tort

Roundup Weed Killer has been linked to risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well as other cancer side effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report in March 2015, which concluded that glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup, is linked to cancer. The IARC report also linked four other pesticides that were shown to cause cancer. Other studies published in the United States and other countries linked Roundup and cancer together as well. Starting with 2001 in the Canadian Study, then the U.S. Study, and in 2008 in the Swedish Study. All of these publications found that the...

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