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Lawsuit: Nature Valley Granola Contains Weed Killer

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Nature Valley Granolaby Catherine Frompovich, Activist Post

When is the word “natural” misleading in advertising?  That’s the basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, who label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.”  The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides, Moms Across America, and Organic Consumers Association using the Richman Law Group [1] in Washington, DC, citing the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Procedure Act.

Glyphosate, a key herbicide chemical active in several commercial and agricultural herbicides, has been found in General Mills’ natural granola bars.  Since when is a man-made toxic chemical considered natural?  So, three consumer groups filed a lawsuit and rightfully so, I think.

Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, says

Glyphosate cannot be considered ‘natural’ because it is a toxic, synthetic herbicide. Identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a carcinogen, it should not be allowed for use in food production, and certainly not in food with a label that suggests to consumers that the major ingredient — oats — is 100% natural, when it is produced with and contains the highly hazardous glyphosate.

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