If you live in the EU or Canada then rejoice that you are not poisoned daily like we are here in USA. What could be healthier than old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast? Well, turns out, just about anything because oats are tainted with Roundup which is a cancer causing herbicide.
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats tainted with Roundup
The highest levels of Roundup (glyphosate) detected was in a sample of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats at 1,300 parts per billion. This REALLY pisses me off and it points out how lax the food regulations are here in America. The USDA is not doing its job protecting the American public from contaminated foods. Just recently we had rice contaminated with arsenic and now this.
I used to be of the opinion that it was only important to buy organic for things that come from animals (meat, milk, etc) because animals act as concentrators of toxins and pesticides. Now I see the error of my ways and that we cannot count on our government to protect us with even them most basic of foodstuffs like wheat and oats. If you live in America and want to protect yourself and your family, you have two choices: buy organic or buy from local farmers.
But Roundup is safe!
Hans: Roundup is safe!.
Scooby: Why isn’t there a YouTube video of you drinking a gallon of it? Not so sure of your claim, are you?
Hans: Roundup is only used in trace amounts, its completely safe!
Scooby: So we agree that Roundup is a poison, we are just arguing about how much it takes to kill you?
Hans: Too much of anything will kill you, even water and salt!
Scooby: During my lifetime I have consumed tens of thousands of gallons of water and pounds of salt and I am still healthy. Again, why havent you drank a gallon of Roundup if its so safe?