What if I told you there were high levels of weed killer in your cereal?  Your favorite brand of cookies or crackers are full of Roundup?  That's what they are finding with some (well respected) independent testing of some of the biggest selling food products on grocery store shelves.

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide linked to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops or GMO's as they are commonly known as, has been found at alarming levels in a wide range of best-selling foods across the U.S., Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project announced today.

According to the press release issued by Melt Water Press, high levels of Glyphosate weed killer have been found in popular products like:  Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes, Double Stuf Oreos, Goldfish Crackers, Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers and Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips.  For a complete listing of the products tested and the results of these tests by DetoxProject.org, click HERE.

These are big companies with popular products represented in these tests. So is there a link to glyphosate and cancer in humans?  Seventeen leading cancer experts seem to think so when they classified the chemical as "class 2A probable human carcinogen, in the International Agency For Research on Cancer.  In the US, the EPA postponed hearings last month which would have revealed their findings. According to the EPA web site, the hearings have been rescheduled for December.

So what is the truth?  Why is there so much cancer in our country and the world?  Why do countries like Russia and China not allow glyphosate in their food supply and why do we allow it in the United States?  I think it's about time we get honest answers from our politicians.

[via DetoxProject.org, International Agency For Research on Cancer, EPA.gov, Food Democracy Now]