Killer Ingredient Found In Common Breakfast Food

Caring for our children is a mother’s primary job, and the task takes up most of our mental space.

It is not surprising, especially with liberal attacks on morality, that there is so much to consider when trying to give our kids the best.

The family diet alone can leave you befuddled in the grocery line, with all the warnings you hear about in the news and social media.

And just when you thought you may have figured out a safe menu for the kids breakfast routine, some new scary research has been discovered.

Fox 32 reported:

Days after a California jury awarded a school groundskeeper more than $289 million in damages after he claimed Monsanto’s best-selling weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer, the controversial ingredient – glyphosate — has been detected in popular kids’ breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, according to an activist group.”

The common weed killer ingredient glyphosate has already been classified in 2015 as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization.

Major corporations that have a substantial monetary stake in Monsanto have, unsurprisingly, tried to fight these claims on the public front.

The non-profit agency, Environmental Working Group (EWG), works primarily to investigate toxic chemicals that are harmful to humans, as well as holding responsible parties accountable for the distribution of such chemicals.

When the EWG tested 45 different popular breakfast foods, they found three-fourths of them to have high levels of glyphosate.

Not only are these figures alarming for reasons of health concerns, but it speaks volumes on an ethical level that these companies promoting a carcinogen are marketing to children.

Food companies responsible for distribution of these products laced with glyphosate see no problem with these findings because they fall within U.S. government safety guidelines, according to Fox 32.

Safety thresholds set by the Environmental Protection Agency far exceed amounts that EWG considers safe; which is levels below 160 parts per billion of glyphosate for children.

The killer chemical is obviously harmful or Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a San Francisco school groundskeeper, would not have been awarded settlement money for developing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after using the product for a mere two years.

Bayer bought out Monsanto for $66 billion in September of 2016 and was the defendant in the Johnson case.

Giant corporations like Monsanto aren’t pressed for legal fees, and if a jury found that “they knew or should have known about the potential risks of the products posed”, according to Fox 32, then the harm is legit.

Sadly, there are already 4,000 additional cases with “similar allegations”, according to Fox 32, waiting to be tried against Monsanto.

Surely, there is even more cases that have yet to be discovered, or lack the funds to move forward.

In an effort to shift blame, Quaker released a statement saying that they do not themselves add glyphosate during the milling process, but that “glyphosate is commonly used by farmers across the industry who apply it pre-harvest.”

Knowing that a harmful chemical is being added to their children’s cereals is copacetic with them, as long as they are not legally liable.

Kellogg’s pleaded a similar defense when questioned on the glyphosate findings in their products by issuing a statement that they are within EPA’s standards.

Many of us think that going organic frees us from these inherent risks, but the EWG also found dangerous levels of glyphosate in 16 samples made with organic oats, according to Fox 32.

The issue here seems to be that EPA’s so-called “standards”, are not safe for anybody, especially our children.

This is another fundamental issue with the mindset of the left, that personal responsibility is waived in place of government ruling.

The government should not be the moral benchmark for an individual’s behavior, that is not their job nor intended position.

At the end of the day, we have to sleep in the beds we made, and the destruction we leave in our wake is ours to bear.

So, as parent’s we are responsible to do what is best for our children in the wake of information we are presented with.

Please let us know in the comments section what you think of the EWG’s findings, and how we as consumers can make a difference.

 

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