At the end of 2019, Kellogg made a commitment on it’s Open for Breakfast website to phase out glyphosate as a pre-harvest desiccant on wheat and oats by 2025.
Caitlin Eannello, communications director for the National Association of Wheat Growers, told the Washington Post that the group wasn’t informed of the decision.
“Glyphosate is very safe, and there’s no real alternative. If it were to be totally eradicated, producers would probably stop growing. [Kellogg’s] made an announcement without talking to us,”
In a press release, Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group (an advocacy group that has commissioned lab tests for glyphosate residue) said: “It’s no surprise that consumers don’t want a controversial weedkiller in their cereal. Now it’s time for General Mills and Quaker to listen to their customers and fall in behind Kellogg’s leadership and do the same — end this use of this notorious weedkiller.”
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