Glyphosate Found Kellogg's GMO Froot Loops
Independent DNA lab testing has verified that 100% of the corn in Kellogg’s Froot Loops is genetically modified, containing DNA sequences known to be present in insecticide producing Bt toxin and Monsanto's Roundup Ready BT corn. What’s more, tests documented the presence of glyphosate at 0.12 mg/kg, the main chemical ingredient of Monsanto’s best-selling Roundup weedkiller. Food manufacturers like Kellogg's have the choice to source their corn from organic farmers but simply don’t. Why? Profit margin. But there's a bigger issue here than profit taking. Our kids are eating transgenic food that has been linked to serious health issues.
An in-vitro study found that the insecticides in BT corn may be toxic to human cells. Feeding studies conducted on mammals found adverse effects, including immune system disturbances, signs of organ toxicity, disturbances in the functioning of the digestive system and male reproductive organ damage. Glyphosate has been found in breast milk, urine and water in recent tests.
The level of glyphosate detected could kill beneficial gut flora as documented by a study on chickens. An in-vitro study on human cells at minute real-world environmental levels of exposure found that glyphosate was able to effectively substitute for estrogen in stimulating growth of hormone-dependent human breast cancer cells. Several studies also suggest that glyphosate bioaccumulates in our bodies. All of this research raises red flags that Kellogg’s, the FDA and Health Canada have ignored.
Diana Reeves, Executive Director of GMO Free USA and mother of 3 says: “We find it disturbing that Kellogg’s is feeding children unlabeled GMOs and toxic herbicides. Statistics show that this is the first generation of children that are sicker than their parents. Is Kellogg’s endangering our children? Based on the growing body of scientific evidence, we believe so and we hold Kellogg’s accountable. Parents need to know what they’re feeding their children, and Kellogg’s is spending millions to keep the composition of their products hidden.”
Kellogg’s alone has spent nearly $2 million to fund anti-labeling efforts in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
The FDA, EPA, USDA and Health Canada allowed the insecticidal GMO corn and the glyphosate to be commercialized without ever conducting human safety tests. Even more disturbing is the EPA's decision to raise the allowable limits of glyphosate in food crops to ridiculously high levels despite the accumulating research that indicates we may be facing a time bomb.
The EPA increased the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops such as flax, soybeans and canola from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm, which GM Watch acknowledged is over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. Additionally, the EPA increased limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.