A watchdog food group is saying there are many products on grocery store shelves with higher than acceptable levels of a widely used herbicide.

The scary news was shared by The Hill mentioning "In tests of 45 products made from oats, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that all but two had traces of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup."

The Detroit Free Press listed 16 different breakfast foods that included excessive levels of glyphosate that are said to be potentially dangerous to children, including:

  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran
  • Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
  • Lucky Charms (without marshmallows)
  • Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey

You can see the rest at freep.com.

Monsanto paid nearly $300 million in damages to a California man who claimed he got cancer from using their weed killers just last week. You guessed it, glyphosate is in the weed killer too. Monsanto, despite paying out to the man, says "glyphosate doesn't cause cancer."

Quaker and General Mills have released statements "telling CBS News that their products comply with what the EPA considers to be safe limits of glyphosate." per The Hill.

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