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Old 06-15-2019, 08:09 AM
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DD23, a nurse, was just telling me that her hospital has pulled Honey Nut Cheerios from their offerings due to presence of a cancer-causing chemical. So I did some research and found this:
https://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth/...d-to-children/


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Old 06-15-2019, 08:35 AM
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I saw the story a while ago about the chemicals in the weed killer Round Up showing up in trace amounts in Cheerios. I heard on the news the other day that it's in been found in 90% of breakfast cereals and snack bars, like nutragrain bars.



Cheerios are my niece's favorite snack and there is no organic version of Cheerios that is pesticide free.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/glyphos...eakfast-foods/


The most horrifying thing is that Monsanto knew decades ago that the weed killer contained probable carcinogens and they are still trying to claim it's safe.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:53 AM
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I'm actually surprised they pulled it. I think there are chemicals in the majority of processed foods. If cheerios has it, I'm guessing most cereal, granola bars, cookies, crackers, protein bars, etc. have it. Are they pulling other things?

The more non-processed food, the healthier. Easier said than done.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:56 AM
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It's shocking how difficult it is to avoid glyphosate and other carcinogens in the American food supply. The only way is to cook from scratch and buy organic and non-GMO as much as your budget and availability will allow. Sometimes I look at grocery carts loaded with soda, beer, processed meat, white bread, breakfast cereal, microwave popcorn, corn chips, frozen pizza and, maybe, a bag of non-organic apples and I just shudder. Clean eating is a challenge.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:19 AM
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Yes, unfortunately, I've heard of this and speaking of this, have you guys ran across the fact that plastics are in what we eat AND breathe? Here's a few of many articles:

https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/m...-supply-chain/

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a8395556.html

https://foodtank.com/news/2019/02/pl...e-food-system/



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Old 06-15-2019, 10:20 AM
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When I heard that our food has been contaminated with micro-plastics I found it difficult to believe. After checking a bit further I discovered that there is evidence to support the invasion of plastics into a percentage of the foods we eat and even the dust we breathe. YIKES!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/e...ic-every-year/
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:46 PM
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Plastics are in much of the fish we eat (and I love fish) and the wheat used in cereals, bread, and anything made with US flour is soaked in round up. This is why I do not eat our grains. No one in the US FDA is looking out for us.

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Old 06-16-2019, 06:31 PM
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I saw that and was so disappointed. I try to buy organic when I can, but there are some cereals that I like that aren't organic but the ingredient list isn't too crazy. Well, apparently I've been consuming RoundUp! I will now be buying organic more often.
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