All the Breakfast Foods That Contain Glyphosate, the Weed-Killing Chemical Linked to Cancer

A 2018 report from the Environmental Working Group found that glyphosate, a common weed killer that has been linked to cancer, was found in a large amount of oat-based breakfast foods. Although the FDA and EPA insist some amounts of glyphosate are safe in food, it has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization and scientists in California.

The report found that all but two of the 45 samples (some products were sampled multiple times) made with conventionally grown oats contained glyphosate, and nearly three-fourths of those tested had levels that were higher than what the EWG scientists consider safe: 160 ppb.

Scroll through to see all the breakfast foods that were sampled and what the results found, according to the EWG report.

Potentially Dangerous, Contains More Glyphosate Than EWG's Benchmark
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Potentially Dangerous, Contains More Glyphosate Than EWG's Benchmark

  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
  • Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey
  • Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor
  • Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
  • Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
  • Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan
  • Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
  • Lucky Charms (tested without the marshmallows)
  • Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
  • Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran oat cereal
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey
  • Quaker Steel Cut Oats
  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream
Contains Safe Amounts of Glyphosate
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Contains Safe Amounts of Glyphosate

  • Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
  • KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
  • Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar
  • Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats
  • Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats
  • Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Kellogg's Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
  • KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut
Contains No Glyphosate
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Contains No Glyphosate

  • Nature's Path Organic Honey Almond granola
  • Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original
  • Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal
  • Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar
  • 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats