Monsanto’s cancer-causing chemical shouldn’t be anywhere near our food. But a dangerous new trend has emerged. Corporate agribusinesses are spraying glyphosate directly on crops right before they’re harvested, putting our health at risk. The result is shockingly high levels of glyphosate in our breakfast foods!
Recent tests from EWG found glyphosate in popular oat-based foods at levels up to 8 times higher than what our scientists consider safe.
Outrageous! This practice is unsafe and unnecessary. It’s time for the EPA to stand up for public health and get glyphosate out of our breakfast foods.
EWG has filed an official petition with the EPA to get glyphosate out of our food. Companies like MegaFood, Ben and Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farms, MOM’s Organic Market, Nature’s Path, National Co-op Grocers and Happy Family Organics have signed on as well.
Add your name to EWG’s petition calling on the EPA to protect Americans from glyphosate in food!
I urge you to reduce the tolerance level of glyphosate in oats back to the limit of 0.01ppm that it was in 1993 and prohibit the pre-harvest use of glyphosate as a desiccant on oats.
Monsanto’s cancer-causing chemical shouldn’t be anywhere near my cereal. Farms outside of the U.S. spray glyphosate as a pre-harvest desiccant, resulting in substantially higher levels of glyphosate in our food. Here at home, pesticide labels do not clearly state that farmers are prohibited from spraying oats with glyphosate as pre-harvest desiccant.
Recent tests from EWG found glyphosate in popular oat-based foods – many of which are fed to children – at levels up to 8 times higher than what our scientists consider safe.
This is unacceptable. The agency has a responsibility under the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 to make special considerations for protecting children’s health from pesticides, as well as limiting the overall negative impacts of pesticides on human health and the environment.
Spraying glyphosate on crops right before harvest is unsafe and unnecessary. Already, many oat farmers use alternative methods to prepare their crop for harvest, such as fan dryers.
I add my name to EWG’s petition calling on the EPA to immediately reduce the amount of glyphosate in oats and prohibit its use as a pre-harvest desiccant on oats on the label of all glyphosate-containing products.