Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Monsanto's Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by [Environmetal Working Group] EWG. These new findings come days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed Roundup gave him lymphoma. EWG's tests found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. More than two thirds of the samples had glyphosate levels above what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety.

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The organization that propagates this information can be considered as left leaning. There mission:

The Environmental Working Group's (EWG) mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

There story regarding glyphosate has been carried by several sources - see my google.

Monsanto cares about maximizing profits though maximizing crop yield through GMO technology.

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I see no issue with EWG's findings, they appear to me sound. However, I can find no peer reviewed publication to substantiate these findings.

#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-08-15 09:21 PM | Reply

Yeah, I see I should have said in the extra text 'Their' story regarding glyphosate... and not 'There'. Dammit.

#2 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-08-15 09:25 PM | Reply

I don't want weeds growing inside my body so I say thanks for the glyphosate!

Actually, true story. I stupidly used this stuff on a patio I had years ago without gloves. The skin peeled off my hands, that stuff is a dangerous chemical.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-16 07:10 AM | Reply

Humpy will just add Glyphosate to the list of Essential Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Needs.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-16 06:46 PM | Reply

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