Dozens more breakfast foods test positive for trace quantities of weed killer, report says

( CNN) Dozens of common breakfast cereals and snack bars have tracing sums of a controversial herbicide found in the weed killer Roundup, according to a report released today by an environmental advocacy group.

The Environmental Working Group( EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products it tested had levels of Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, that were “higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children’s health.” An earlier report saw similar outcomes in over thirty oat-based foods.

Manufacturers say their products are safe, but the EWG report argues that the vast majority of foods tested — such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Simply Granola Oats — have glyphosate levels that might pose a cancer hazard with long-term consumption.

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