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August 15, 2018 - CNN

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report [PDF] released Wednesday by the advocacy group. 

Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group's scientists believe to be "protective of children's health," the report indicates.

GruntVegan: Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the Monsanto weed killer that is the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S. Glyphosate on the the state of California so-called Proposition 65 list as a "chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.

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