Do you enjoy eating cereal and oatmeal? Chances are yes, everyone likes cereal!
Sadly, the fun is over.
There is now something worse than sugar in all the cereals and oatmeals you ate growing up.
Glyphosate in cereal and oatmeal is harming us all.
I say “all” because it’s not just in cereal. From Lucky Charms to Cheerios, most all of the non-organic cereals tested contained glyphosate herbicide.
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Did you know that each year, 250 million pounds of the toxic glyphosate weed killer from Monsanto are sprayed onto our American crops? And this is not exclusive to the U.S.
Plants suck it right up into the parts that we eat. It’s called a “systemic herbicide” because of this way that it goes straight to the parts of the plant that we eat.
And not only us, but animals too. So that means it comes from meat too.
Whereas you can eventually wash and scrub off pesticides from fruits and vegetables, that’s impossible with wheat and meats from Roundup poisoned animals.
Glyphosate in cereal & oats has ruined a once-honest breakfast
Children have more weed killer in their bodies than adults.
Is it a coincidence it’s found more in kids and kid foods than in adult-foods? Why does it seem like there is an attack on our young ones?
- Monsanto says it’s safe.
- EPA says it’s safe (no risks from currently registered uses they say).
- WHO – probably carcinogenic to humans
- European food safety authority – unlikely to pose a carcinogenic threat
- California EPA – known to cause cancer
In this article by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) , they share how major food makers like General Mills continue to make popular kid cereals among other popular foods despite the high amount of the carcinogenic glyphosate Roundup used to make them.
This image below shares 21 popular foods that use oats that were tested in a study commissioned by the EWG:
As you can see, Cheerios are the worst.
Even though they have a benchmark that’s an “acceptable number of Glyphosate ppb“, the only real acceptable number is 0.
There should be no glyphosate in food. Especially not in popular children’s cereals.
In this other EWG article titled, “10 Food Companies Join EWG Glyphosate Petition,” they share a harrowing fact about Roundup glyphosate:
Over the past 25 years, the EPA has increased the amounts of glyphosate residue allowed on oats 300-fold. The first increase, to 20 ppm, was granted in response to a 1997 petition from Monsanto, when farmers around the world first began using glyphosate widely as a late-season desiccant. It was increased to the current 30 ppm level in 2008.– Environmental Working Group
So are there any glyphosate free oats at all? Are all glyphosate ridden? Thankfully, there are.
Monsanto claims their weed killer is safe.
The EPA says it’s safe too.
New Report: 90% of families have it in their bodies <— INSANE!
In this bio-monitoring study shared by The Center For Environmental Health (CEH), they used an independent lab to study parent-child pairs. Nine of the children had higher amounts of glyphosate in them than their parents. 1/2 had twice the amount of glyphosate in their bodies vs their parents. One had almost 100% more.
A new study by Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found over 90% of families tested had glyphosate in their bodies. The study sought to determine whether children are more exposed to Monsanto’s toxic weed killer than their parents. The results were unequivocal.
The lab found nine of the children had higher concentrations of the weed killer in their body than their parents. Half of the children had twice the amount of glyphosate in their body as their parents, and one had nearly 100 times more weed killer in their body.– Center For Environmental Health
Learn about this revealing study on this “Glyphosate Factsheet” created by the CEH.
Glyphosate weedkiller usage goes berserk
Farmers who look at dollar signs before health use this toxic herbicide as a pre-harvest drying agent.
They use this cancer-causing herbicide to dry out plants, so they can harvest them and sell them off to be turned into food faster.
They make sure to soak our foods in glyphosate.
The majority of us are too busy to pay attention, so they go on dumping chemicals into our foods. Because it is a slow death and a slow punishment to our bodies (which are our temples), we seem to ignore it.
Ever wonder why 1 out of 2 people gets cancer now? Autoimmune diseases?
My guess is weedkiller is one factor of many similar unfortunate ones.
But yet it remains in popular store-bought foods and in most the foods in public school lunch menus. Look at the ingredients of the cereal boxes of today:
I’d like to look at the ingredients list of the same cereal box in the ’50s (if you can find one let me know).
My guess is that the Cheerios from the past are night and day different. The only thing the new labels are missing are the glyphosate-in-cereal-fact. It should be in the ingredients label, because it’s a main one.
- Be extremely careful about what you eat.
- Better yet, stop eating wheat.
- Most of it turns to sugar in your stomach anyways.
- Look into Paleo, Keto or even Carnivore diets.
- Try not to go to public areas where they use the weed killer. Go to natural spaces that aren’t groomed for perfect looks at your expense.
- If sticking to oatmeal and cereal, choose glyphosate-free oatmeal brands.
But what about “Organic” Cheerios? Why still give them your money?
Taking it a step further, if any of those glyphosate free cereal brands are owned by the same companies who dump roundup on wheat just before harvesting, why give them your money either?
The only companies deserving anything are those without ties to these toxic food producing companies.
- Annie’s? Bought out by General Mill’s.
- Kashi? Owned by Kelloggs.
If these two above provide oats and cereals without glyphosate, you’re funding their parent company products that do have the toxic weedkiller smothered wheat products.
Below I list a small number of trusted Roundup-free brands, and then provide links to longer lists of a pleasantly large list of truly certified organic brands with clean products.
List Of Glyphosate Free Oatmeal Brands
1. Country Choice Organic (Nature’s Path)
To start things off, Nature’s Path is a company with an offering a wide range of oats and cereals without glyphosate. Nature’s Path is from Blaine, WA and offers a wide range of oats and cereals. Here are the main ones, among others:
- Toaster pastries
These are what look like their 3 most popular selections of organic glyphosate free oatmeal; original, brown sugar with maple, and apple cinnamon:
They are a big company with three additional brands under their portfolio after Nature’s Path; Envirokidz, Love Crunch and Qi’a.
2. Back Roads Granola
Back Roads Granola is a family bakery from Brattleboro, Vermont.
Here is how they break down their own company:
“Peter is master baker and in charge of operations. Virginia is in charge of sales, marketing & all things customer service. Daughter, Coral recently moved back to Vermont from Boston and is heading up the online marketing efforts. Our friend, Barb helps run our office. We answer your phone calls & emails and we hope to personally meet you when we are on the road doing demos and correspond with you through Social Media outlets.”– Back Roads Granola
You think Kelloggs could fake even being this homegrown and family oriented, let alone small and trustworthy? No.
The Back Roads Granola shop features gluten-free, glyphosate-free oats and granola. They also wholesale.
3. Farm To Table
It’s refreshing to see their company ethics in line with what you want for food you feed yourself and your family. Integrity is a prime focus for Farm To Table. This is a quote from their website:
Farm to Table will not compromise its integrity. In a perfect world, people all over the country would be able to enjoy the bounty of our products. However, if expansion means neglecting our commitment toward the finest ingredients, or that we can’t afford to create products that meet big box store pricing strategies, so be it. We won’t be there. If necessary, we’ll remain a niche product for the select few who insist on top quality ingredients and a gourmet offering.– Farm To Table
Here’s what you can expect from their glyphosate free oatmeal:
- INGREDIENTS: Organic oats, organic Kamut khorasan, organic spelt, organic rye, organic hard red wheat and organic flax seeds.
- TASTE: Creamy base, nutty top ends, great depth of flavor and superior texture
- NUTRITION: 100% organic, Non-GMO, high in natural protein, omega-3s, pre-biotic fiber and antioxidants NO ADDED SUGAR, ever.
- CONSCIENTIOUS FARMERS: Grown by farmers who care. Lovingly crafted using 100% organic grains. Part of our mission is to support small scale sustainable agriculture.
- VALUE: Under a buck a serving
Their grains are whole and they put just as much emphasis on taste so you’re not getting spoonfuls of organic and glyphosate-free oats that taste like cardboard (although that would be 100% better than a tasty mouthful of roundup weedkiller oats).
These first 3 on the list of glyphosate free oatmeals brands are rated 5-stars on Cornucopia Institute’s List of trustworthy truly certified organic companies.
MUSH is certified by The Detox Project as 100% glyphosate residue-free.
And being southern California born and raised, I had to add them to this list because they are from San Diego, California.
- The mixed 10-Pack has 10 ready-to-eat cups of MUSH overnight oats, with two of each flavor including Blueberry, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Coffee Coconut, and Apple Cinnamon. Each container comes with a plastic spoon so you can just pop the lid and enjoy.
- REAL FOOD: Ingredients you can count. And count on. We only use simple, real ingredients to make our overnight oats.
- BETTER FOR YOU: Plant-based, protein rich, high in fiber, gluten free, dairy free, artificial flavor & color free, preservative free, filler free.
- OVERNIGHT OATS: You’ve never tasted oats like this. We cold-soak oats in dairy-free milk and blend them with real food to make ready-to-eat oats. The resulting product is cool in temperature, pudding-like in texture, rich in flavor, and always fresh.
- YOUR NEW FAVORITE BREAKFAST: An easy, healthy breakfast. It’s just what you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s a quote from their “Ingredients” section of their site. I’m not sure why they don’t add “glyphosate-free” to this list since more people than they know are actually looking for this exact criteria. However, they do have that Detox Project certification so they’re not those fake “All Natural” or sneaky “USDA Organic” type.
MUSH Overnight Oats elevates your nutrition to a whole new level. Plant-based, protein rich, high in fiber, gluten free, dairy free, artificial flavor & color free, preservative free, filler free- all in a 6 ounce package.– MUSH OVERNIGHT OATS
The Detox Project Glyphosate Residue-Free Certification For Oatmeal Brands
The Detox Project is a research organization that provides glyphosate-free certifications to brands with foods that pass their tests. Just like the Cornucopia Institute list, they have a list of certified clean and healthy brands as well. Their certification means that the oatmeal brand is 100% glyphosate residue-free.
You can learn more about The Detox Project Glyphosate Residue-Free Certification in this writeup.
Monsanto dumps toxic weedkiller on wheat in order to help it dry out faster so they can capitalize on profits.
So what’s the solution for the end user… us?
The solution is to stop supporting these faceless corporations who also buy out popular “USDA Organic” brands, i.e. Kashi (Kelloggs) and Annie’s (General Mills).
Transparency among food companies is part of the solution as should be supporting small, honest and transparent companies that care more about people than about maximizing profits at the cost of health.
Thanks to Cornucopia’s List, and also organizations like The Detox Project, coupled with a rising awareness among families worldwide who’ve become aware of this major glyphosate in cereal and oatmeal issue… you don’t have to grow your own wheat to ensure you’re not getting poisoned.
Even a few years ago it was much more difficult to find trustworthy glyphosate-free oats brands. Today it’s now possible to find untainted oats. It may not be as good as ancient wheat. But there is still good quality oats out there, and some good quality farming and food producing. You just have to put a little effort into finding them.
In today’s world, where adults and children for years can be unlawfully muzzled, limiting oxygen intake “for health,” it’s good to have organizations out there making a real positive impact on one of today’s massive problems affecting everyone.
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Clipper G Muto
The toxic food for profit is responsible for the drastic decline in the health of the people and animals!
Yeah it is important to mention the animals too. My dogs today do better than my dogs in the past that I used to feed “good brand” dog food to. The “FDA Food Pyramid” was a catalyst to waking me up to many issues in this world.
And one of the major causes of the decline of Monarch (and other) butterflies, as well as weakening and decline of pollinators in general. Monsanto cares nothing about the environment, they only care about making as much money as possible. We should NOT allow them to do this.
And let’s be honest, by Monsanto, we mean Bill Gates.
Where/who created “communism”? Russians? No, I’d think it’s more likely the Bolsheviks side of that one. The only solution to this world is a freewill economy, but that depends on people to really care for one another. What Monsanto is doing worldwide is a result of where we’ve let it go.
Thanks for all the research you did to find some glyphosate free, desiccant free oat companies!
Thank you Jen. A woman from another company reached out to me to show me theirs and I need to add them to this list. They’re called ZEGO. This is the link she shared with me to check them out. https://zegofoods.com/double-protein-gluten-free-organic-oats/ I think they look great, so I’ll work them into the article in the future (current commitments have me posting less). Thanks for your comment! Have a good one
My daughter eats oatmeal every morning 🌄 she has special needs we were horrified to learn quaker oats loaded with round up and very indignant to change called Costco complained we are switching to from farmers wr know organic this may be secret cause if cancer babies and seniors love the hot oatmeal pray you get to newsmax with this story it’s all about money not healththe lies sicking
I just got off the phone with Nature’s Path and they do not test for glyphosate. Please correct this. Now I have to question the rest of the foods listed here.
They are a big brand. It wouldn’t surprise me if they slipped through the cracks with the certified organic produce to meet demands, etc. Interesting comment thread on this article https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/are-you-eating-glyphosate-organic-farming-can-help/. The question is, is there a way to sneak in glyphosated wheat legally when selling certified organic oats, which by definition I assume would exclude glyphosate? Faulty certified organic tests in the name of money sounds more than likely now that I think of it. Thanks for the comment.
There is an issue of “don’t ask, don’t tell” with the farmers that aren’t required to disclose using glyphosate as a desiccant. USDA regulations require disclosure of use of glyphosate as a herbicide, but do not require disclosure as a desiccant or any other “off- label” usage. This is why we are still finding glyphosate in so-called organic food. Until certifications ask about, and test for, glyphosate use in all forms, this will be the result. Gotta love the lobbying for big pharma!
“Gotta love the lobbying for big pharma” – especially with the bogus clown show we have in the world right now that everyone buys into. Fully sponsored by them!
Folks we have the power to fix big pharma’s lies it’s all about a call revolt congress lite the 🔥
Mary S. C. Price
We just watched ‘Percy and Goliath’. Canadian farmer taking Monsanto to court. Got us to look up Roundup issues. Saw your blog. My Dad was a dairy farmer and worried way back then about side effects of Roundup. Scary.
Personally, I think a significant amount of gluten intolerance is actually glyphosate intolerance. I have been able to reintroduce grains into my diet at a reasonable level, as long as they are glyphosate free. No more stomach problems no more itchy spots on my skin and scalp, for that matter, almost all of my health problems have vanished.
interested in the answer to this question as our 11 year old is having this same symptom lately…itchy spots on skin and stomach problems
W Anne Richardson
I’m a cancer survivor who watches what I eat, but have for some time been wondering about chemicals in my food.
How about McCann,s Irish Oatmeal?
This link here shows McCann’s likely having glyphosate and it’s not certified organic.
Unless the company is outright telling you they don’t use glyphosate, they’re likely tainted.
Thanks for the comment and good to hear you survived cancer.
Something I recently started doing that you may already be well aware of (those on chemo bounce back fast when in ketosis), is fasting. Instead of always using insulin for energy and dealing with highs and lows of hunger and energy, I started eating just once or twice per day within a 6 hour window.
The other 18 hours I drink just water.
Sounds horrible, but if you have any body fat then you 100% start using it and you literally don’t feel hungry and can sometimes go a full day.
Oatmeal and whatever other decent, healthy food (lots of good fat, not too many starches, not too much carbs/fruit/sugars) for the couple meals per day, and then just water the rest.
I box 5 days a week and for some reason I still couldn’t get rid of some excess visceral fat I’d been lugging around for years until I started doing this.
It’s used for longevity and helps for many illnesses. I got my mom doing it.
Just wanted to share because if you’re looking at chemicals in your food (unavoidable in this day and age of weather mod imo), at least you can do other things as well to help counter the bad we face. You can google “intermittent fasting”
Can I check with you which brands in the market can one buy and tested without glysophate?
Appreciate a reply
Is One Degree Organic oats free of all glycosphate? This is sold at Costco stores claiming it is
glycosphate free. Thank you for your response.
Hi Carolyn, I’ve taken a look and they do look like a good company. I’ve noticed an increase in exposure to the glyphosate issue, and One Degree seems to be one of the ones raising some noise. I’ll have some more looks at them, but so far I think I should add them to this list. Thank you