A study by a U.S.-based organization found that a number of cereals, granola bars and oat-based products contain glyphosate, the herbicide sold to consumers under the name Roundup. The Environmental Defence study found that Canadian foods aren’t far off and argues 30 per cent of the foods Canadians eat overall are contaminated with the chemical.
The World Health Organization declared that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic”, and California has added it to a registry of chemicals known to cause cancer. But Health Canada deems it safe for use.
Environmental Defence is calling on Ottawa to tighten the rules around pesticides, toxins and glyphosate.
Your Morning reached out to Health Canada for a response to Environmental Defence’s findings, but have yet to receive a reply. You can view the full report here.