Study Finds Carcinogen in Common Breakfast Foods

Call me crazy, but the most important meal of the day should not contain poison. But, according to a new study, that’s exactly what many of the breakfast foods we eat actually contain.

The study, conducted by the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA)—an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health—reveals that 10 out of the 24 breakfast foods tested, contained the toxic pesticide known as glyphosate. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate—the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and other pesticides—is a “probable carcinogen.”

In a personal interview with Timothy Reihm, the Director of Communications and Outreach at ANH USA, he noted: “we read about glyphosate everywhere in the news but it doesn’t mean much to most people.” That’s why the ANH decided to conduct a study on breakfast foods. “Eating breakfast is something we all do every day. It’s a real human decision that affects real human lives.” The organization asserts that knowing more about the glyphosate content in common breakfast foods makes the issue real for people.

To that end, the ANH USA purchased a sampling of popular organic and non-organic breakfast foods and breakfast food ingredients, including: flour, corn flakes, instant oatmeal, bagels, yogurt, bread, frozen hash browns, potatoes, cream of wheat, eggs, non-dairy and dairy-based coffee creamers. These items were sent out for independent laboratory testing to determine their levels of glyphosate.

Here are some of their results:

Instant Oatmeal Strawberries & Cream contained a whopping 1327.1 parts per billion of glyphosate

Whole wheat bagels contained 491.9 ppb of glyphosate

Organic whole multigrain bagels 151.5 ppb of glyphosate

Whole grain bread—whole wheat contained 403 ppb of glyphosate

Organic “Killer Whole Wheat” bread contained 136.4 ppb of glyphosate

Hot Cereal (whole grain) contained 260.6 ppb of glyphosate

Large eggs contained 102 ppb of glyphosate

Organic cage-free antibiotic-free large eggs contained 169 ppb of glyphosate

Organic coffee creamer contained 104 ppb of glyphosate

Organic soy creamer non-GMO 86 ppb of glyphosate

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the “Allowable Daily Intake” or ADI for glyphosate at 1750 μgrams (micrograms) or 1.75 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. According to Timothy Reihm, the organization set 75 parts per billion as the maximum allowable amount in any single food source tested as the part of the study.

There is evidence to suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency actually classified Roundup as a carcinogen thirty years ago and then mysteriously reversed the decision. So perhaps the organization isn’t the most trustworthy when it comes to setting allowable daily intakes of glyphosate? Plus, there is no research to support the EPA’s ADIs as there has never been a research-proved allowable amount in humans. Glyphosate, like many of the poisons we are exposed to, has instead been shown to cause serious health issues, even in minute amounts.

According to the Organic Consumers Association, Monsanto’s own research shows that glyphosate exposure is linked to: cancers of the pituitary gland, brain, heart, lungs, salivary glands, lymphatic glands, prostate, bladder, thyroid, adrenal glands and skin.

In the past, scientists believed the concept that “the dose makes the poison,” but newer research shows that many toxic substances can be harmful in microscopic amounts because they can mimic our body’s own hormones and cause a cascading negative hormonal effect.

I think Reihm said it best when he told me: “there are no safe amounts of glyphosate and should be no allowable amounts of it in our food.”

It’s time that federal regulators stop setting arbitrary allowable amounts of poisons for our bodies and instead pull all products containing this carcinogen from the market.

 

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, is an international best-selling and 19-time published book author whose works include: Weekend Wonder Detox: Quick Cleanses to Strengthen Your Body and Enhance Your Beauty.
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309 comments

Christine J
Christine J5 months ago

That's a worry; seems impossible to avoid it.

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Fi T.
Past Member about a year ago

Food safety

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Hannah A.
Hannah Aabout a year ago

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

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Siyus Copetallusabout a year ago

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Sarah Hillabout a year ago

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Nina Sabout a year ago

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Jeanne Rabout a year ago

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Jim Venabout a year ago

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