Glyphosate Found in Quaker Oats ‘All Natural’ Oats
When are oats not ‘all natural’ oats? When they are Quaker Oats apparently.
The American food conglomerate which has been owned by Pepsi since 2001 is being sued for its “All Natural” oats containing weed killer also known as glyphosate.
Glyphosate is a widely known herbicide and is said to be sprayed on the oats as a drying agent before they are harvested.
The article below gives an interesting read into the details of this alarming case.
The New York Times, forever a defender of Monsanto and GMOs, is blatantly lying to its readers by claiming the glyphosate found in Quaker Oats is nothing more than “traces.” In reality, the glyphosate contamination of Quaker Oats was tested at alarming levels by a St. Louis laboratory using the ELISA technique.
Quaker Oats admits that its oats are sprayed with glyphosate by farmers. This fact is a total shock to most consumers who are completely unaware that glyphosate is now routinely sprayed on non-GMO crops. Via the NY Times:
In a statement, the Quaker Oats Company said that it did not add glyphosate during any part of the milling process but that it might be applied by farmers to certain grains before harvest… Oats are not a genetically engineered crop. But glyphosate is increasingly being used as a dessicant to dry out crops to speed harvesting.
The Quaker Oats company, apparently staffed by people who are scientifically illiterate, believes it can “wash off” the glyphosate even though it’s already soaked into the oats. As the NY Times continues:
The company said it puts the oats it receives through a cleansing process. Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are trace amounts and significantly below any limits which have been set by the E.P.A. as safe for human consumption, the company said.
A food scientist — the lab science director of CWC Labs — has learnt that glyphosate survives food washing and food processing! That’s how it ends up fully intact in beer, cereals and other products.
“Glyphosate residues are neither removed by washing nor broken down by cooking. The herbicide residue remains on food for more than a year, even if processed, dried, or frozen.” – The Dirt Cure Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil by Maya Shetreat Klein MD.
The NY Times goes on to report:
A test paid for by lawyers for the plaintiffs, the Richman Law Group, found glyphosate at a level of 1.18 parts per million in a sample of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute. This is roughly 4 percent of the 30 parts per million that the Environmental Protection Agency allows in cereal grains.
Just as the EPA did with biosludge, it raises allowable glyphosate contamination limits to whatever numbers are desired by the biotech industry. The EPA is America’s most anti-science regulator, abandoning real science at every opportunity so that it can push a pro-industry agenda of the mass poisoning of the soils and crops. And the scientifically illiterate NY Times pretends that whatever level the EPA sets is rooted in the science of public safety. It isn’t. It’s actually rooted in protecting corporate interests while poisoning the entire food supply.
That’s exactly how glyphosate ends up in your Quaker Oats oatmeal, a product that used to be truly natural and safe to eat.