April 20, 2016
According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.
The test results, achieved via the ELISA methodology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), are astonishing for two reasons:
1) They are extremely high, far surpassing the levels of glyphosate that have so far been detected in other foods.
2) Oats are not GMO! While glyphosate might be expected at some concentrations in GM soy and other herbicide resistant crops, very few people are aware that glyphosate is being routinely sprayed on wheat, barley and oat crops as a powerful desiccant, right before harvest.
Organic brands were far cleaner
By comparison, Nature’s Path Organic Instant Oatmeal — produced by a cereal company that meticulously avoids GMOs and toxic agricultural chemicals — showed a final test result of “less than 75 ppb” which could mean essentially zero. For grains, anything below 75 ppb is below the LoD (Limit of Detection) for the ELISA methodology.
The testing was commissioned by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA), which tested 24 popular breakfast foods and found glyphosate concentrations in 11 of those samples. ANH-USA has also released a video on the subject, entitled “Are You Eating Glyphosate For Breakfast?” (The answer is probably YES…)
“We decided to do this testing to see just how ubiquitous this toxin has become in our environment. We expected that trace amounts would show up in foods containing large amounts of corn and soy,” explained Gretchen DuBeau, executive and legal director of ANH-USA. “However, we were unprepared for just how invasive this poison has been to our entire food chain.”
See the brand names of the products that tested positive for glyphosate
ANH-USA results, found at this link, use generic descriptors of food samples, without their brand names. But Natural News can now exclusively report the brand names behind these foods which tested positive for glyphosate, according to lab results provided to Natural News:
• 1327.1 ppb – Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries and Cream
• 491.9 ppb – Thomas’s Whole Wheat Bagels
• 151.5 ppb – Rudio Multibagels
• 403.0 ppb – Pepperidge Farm Whole GrainBread, 100% Whole Wheat
• 136.4 ppb – Dave’s Killer Whole Wheat Bread
• 34.4 ppb – OreIda Hash Brown Potatoes
• 24.1 ppb – Russet Potato
• 260.6 ppb – Cream of Wheat Hot Cereal Whole Grain
• 104 ppb – 365 Coffee Creamer
• 86 ppb – Original Silk Soy Creamer Non GMO
In addition, results of over 100 ppb were also found in eggs, but extracting glyphosate from eggs hasn’t yet been validated with the ELISA method, so we’re not including those results here.
Silk, Whole Foods’ 365, Pepperidge Farm, Thomas’s and other brands all named
Many consumers will be extremely surprised — perhaps “shocked” is a better descriptor — to learn that “Silk” brand non-GMO soy milk still contains glyphosate, according to these test results.
Whole Foods’ 365 brand was also found to contain a significant concentration of glyphosate, as was Cream of Wheat hot cereal, which is mostly made of wheat (which is also non-GMO).
Thus, the disturbing upshot of these tests is that even non-GMO crops can be saturated with glyphosate weed killer chemicals. This includes oats, wheat, barley and other crops.
Glyphosate is currently listed as “probably carcinogen” by the IARC — meaning these health experts believe there is credible evidence that it causes cancer. Click here for the IARC’s report and conclusions.
Because of its toxicity, glyphosate is being aggressively outlawed by various countries around the world such as The Netherlands and Sri Lanka, to name a few.