Environmental group claims weedkiller present in Cheerios, other cereals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – An environmental advocacy group says several popular breakfast foods have Roundup herbicide in them.

Cheerios and Nature Valley Products are among the foods in the Environmental Working Group’s report cited as containing trace amounts of glyphosate.

Some experts believe the controversial herbicide causes cancer.

Last month, a California jury awarded Monsanto to pay a couple more than $2 billion for their cancers after long-term exposure to the product.

General Mills—which makes Cheerios—admits herbicide residue can make its way into its products. But it said the levels are much lower than what the federal government allows.

Researchers and agencies around the world are unsure whether glyphosate causes cancer.

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