What’s REALLY In Cheerios Will Put You Off Cereal For Life.
It is very natural to assume that everything being sold in our grocery stores is safe. After all, consumers hope and trust that agencies like the Food and Drug Administration would not allow anything that would harm folks.
Reading food labels can feel intimidating, not to mention confusing. Many of the names mean nothing so it’s difficult to judge without any context behind it. Big agrochemical and biotechnology corporations depend on consumers’ lack of knowledge in terms too difficult to read, let alone pronounce.
Nonetheless, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves before we put an item in our shopping carts. Cereals, crackers, and other staples may carry a chemical that is harmful, particularly for children; glyphosate. While the European Union has set the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of the dangerous glyphosate at 0.3 ppb, in contrast, the United States’ minimum standard is at a high of 1.74 ppb.
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Last year the World Health Organization's cancer experts labelled this chemical as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
Monsato, an agrochemical company uses glyphosate as a key ingredient in many of their products like cookies, health bars, cereals, and chips.
Here's more information on glyphosate.