Lists of Cereals, Breakfast Snacks Where Weed Killer Was Allegedly Found

A controversial herbicide has been found in more than two dozen popular breakfast cereals, snack bars and oats, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on Wednesday.

Glyphosate was found in 26 out of the 28 products EWG tested, with levels "higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health," according to the report. Glyphosate is known as the most widely used herbicide in the world, according to the report. More than 250 million pounds of glyphosate is sprayed on American crops, according to EWG.

"How many bowls of cereal and oatmeal have American kids have eaten that came with a dose of weed killer? That's a question only General Mills, PepsiCo and other food companies can answer," said EWG President Ken Cook in the report. "But if those companies would just switch to oats that aren't sprayed with glyphosate, parents wouldn't have to wonder if their kids' breakfasts contained a chemical linked to cancer."

Quaker and General Mills have said their products are safe for consumption. In a statement to CNN, General Mills said the levels of glyphosate in the products are "extremely low."

"The extremely low levels of pesticide residue cited in recent news reports is a tiny fraction of the amount the government allows," the company said in a statement to CNN. "Consumers are regularly bombarded with alarming headlines, but rarely have the time to weigh the information for themselves. We feel this is an important context that consumers should be aware of when considering this topic."

The General Mills logo is displayed on a box of Raisin Nut Bran cereal at Scotty’s Market in San Rafael, California, on September 20, 2017. A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found an herbicide as an ingredient in General Mills and Quaker Oats products. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Here is a list of products that were tested that reportedly have Glyphosate in them:

Instant Oats

  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds Instant Oats
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon & Spice Instant Oats
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oats

Overnight Oats

  • Quaker Real Medleys Super Grains Banana Walnut Overnight Oats
  • Quaker Overnight Oats Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven
  • Quaker Overnight Oats Unsweetened with Chia Seeds


  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar Oat
  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut Oat
  • Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
  • Very Berry Cheerios
  • Chocolate Cheerios
  • Frosted Cheerios
  • Fruity Cheerios
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon

Snack Bars

  • Quaker Chewy S'mores
  • Quaker Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Breakfast Squares Soft Baked Bars Peanut Butter
  • Quaker Breakfast Flats Crispy Snack Bars Cranberry Almond