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• The New York Times writes that the Environmental Working Group is out with a report saying that trace amounts of glyphosate, described as a “controversial herbicide,” has been found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats “and other breakfast foods” and “could increase cancer risk for children.”

The report comes as debate over glyphosate continues to rage. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone on record as saying that glyphosate does not cause cancer, while the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified it as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Just last week, a California jury ruled that Monsanto was culpable in a case where a school groundskeeper’s cancer by the company’s weedkillers, including Roundup, which includes glyphosate. Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million in damages, though it says it will appeal the verdict, maintaining that its weedkillers are safe and did not cause his cancer.
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