REPORT: Cereal contaminated by weed killer


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CNN) — An environmental advocacy group says several popular breakfast foods have Round-Up in them. 

Cheerios and Nature Valley products are among the foods in the environmental working group’s report cited as containing trace amounts of glyphosate. Some experts believe the controversial herbicide causes cancer. The study showed 21 oat-based cereal and snack products tested positive. The level was above what an environmental group considers safe for children.

Last month, a California jury awarded Monsanto to pay a couple more than $2 billion for their cancers after long-term exposure to the product. General Mills — which makes Cheerios — admits pesticide residue can make its way into its products. But it says the levels are much lower than what the federal government allows.

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