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Imported Cereals Contain Cancer Causing Pesticide: Report

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Imported Cereals Contain Cancer Causing Pesticide: Report

A chemical that is used for killing weeds, has been discovered in dozens of breakfast cereals that are available in the market. Alarmingly, this weed-killing chemical has been linked to cancer, making the discovery all the more significant.

A famous herbicide Roundup, which is utilized as a pesticide, contains glyphosate, a functioning fixing, that tests uncover is fit for causing malignancy. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) affirmed the outcomes just as of late, requiring a restriction on its utilization. 

The planning of these outcomes couldn't have come at a more regrettable time for Monsanto, the multinational partnership that produces Roundup. Monsanto has been requested to pay $289 million to a school groundsman in the US after a court found that Roundup's utilization added to the groundsman's terminal disease.

Tests reveal that two-thirds of oat products contain glyphosate levels that are above the recommended safe threshold.
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, which is also available in Pakistani stores, were found to contain more than 1000 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate.
For comparison, EWG says that anything above 160 ppb is unsafe for children.

Glyphosate Use

The active ingredient is used in the US and UK-based farms mostly. Monsanto has denied claims that link glyphosate use to the incidence of cancer, pointing to the fact that even EU has approved its use

In 2015, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic’. A joint report by UN and WHO, a year later said the same thing, adding that there was “some evidence of a positive association between glyphosate exposure and risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma” in some studies.

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