Quaker Oats once experimented on disabled children by feeding them chemicals for human experiments. A new revelation shows that potentially, we’ve all been a part of a new experiment using Monsanto’s famed cancer causing glyphosate in their “all natural” products. Enjoy that steaming bowl of oatmeal this morning because it might be killing you.
The lawsuit is currently seeking class-action status and was filed in Federal District Courts in New York and California. The claim is that Quaker Oats labeling practices were misleading.
“Defendant aggressively advertises and promotes its oatmeal products as ‘100% Natural,’ and claims its oats are grown using ‘eco-friendly’ methods that pose ‘less risk of pollutants and groundwater pollution,'” the lawsuit says. “These claims are false, deceptive, and misleading.”ADVERTISEMENT
Oh, and about that Monsanto added ingredient…
“There is nothing unlawful about Quaker Oats’ growing and processing methods,” the suit reads. “What is unlawful is Quaker’s claim that Quaker Oats is something that it is not in order to capitalize on growing consumer demand for healthful, natural products.”
Quaker Oats has responded by saying in essence, there is glyphosate in their “all natural” product, just not much, so everyone calm down.
“Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are trace amounts and significantly below any limits which have been set by the [US Environmental Protection Agency] as safe for human consumption,”the company said in a statement, as reported by the NY Times.
The EPA level for “safe daily intake” of glyphosate is 1.75 milligrams and .3 milligrams on the European scale. The plaintiff’s attorneys, Richman Law Group, paid for test on Quaker Oat’s 1-minute oatmeal. They discovered 1.18 parts per million, which is about 4 percent of the 30 parts per million allowed on cereal grains by the EPA. “The issue is that Quaker advertises these products as 100 percent natural, and glyphosate in any amount is not natural,” Kim Richman, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, told the NY Times.