According to an investigation about the quality of Quaker Oats in California and New York, in this oatmeal were found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, which was the reason that many customers have filed a lawsuit against the owner.
The test was done to analyze the ingredients of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute Oatmeal in California in the independent lab, following the special procedure used by medical and chemical labs for drug research.
The tested sample found the containment of glyphosate, and the company was sued for “false advertising.”
The answer of the Quaker Oats Company was based on refusing any possibility of using this chemical in the oatmeal during the production, declaring that those traces are probably due to the pesticides sprayed on the oats by farmers.
The glyphosate is an active ingredient used in numerous pesticides, such as Roundup, which is sprayed on crops worldwide. The food activists have judged its use for years, claiming that it leads to severe health issues.
The pesticide with a glyphosate was created in 1974 and used regularly. However, in 2015 it was placed into the category of “probable” cause of cancer by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Regardless of cancer, this chemical is known as a cause of the various other long-term health issues.
The health problems are as a result of the ability of glyphosate to interfere in the amounts of vitamin A, and cause disorder in the fetal development.
According to the studies, the relation between the exposure of Roundup and Attention Deficit Disorder in farming communities were very strong, due to the ability of glyphosates to disrupt the function of the thyroid hormone.
Another significant side effect of glyphosate is the production of serotonin in the body, which affects sleep, appetite, mood, and may lead to depression.
The reality is that oats herbicide and pesticide are bigger than in other grains, so their traces in the products are rather surprising.
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