This marketing has convinced many customers to consume their products and feel absolutely comfortable while doing it, but the company has recently been sued because their tactics misleading label.
That is, customers in California and New York have filed a lawsuit against the owner because of its claim that oatmeal involves traces of pesticide glyphosate.
This followed the test performed to analyze the ingredients of oatmeal Quaker Oats Quick 1 minute, by an independent laboratory in California. The researchers used mass spectrometry-liquid chromatography, which is a procedure often used by doctors and chemical laboratories for drug research.
found that the analyzed sample contained traces of glyphosate, and although it was discovered below the legal limits allowed amounts, the company was sued for “misleading advertising” as it says that their product is “100% Natural”.
The Quaker Oats Company replied that he did not use this chemical in oatmeal, so their tracks are probably due to pesticides sprayed in oats by farmers. They stated:
“Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are small amounts and well below any limits that have been established by the E.P.A. as safe for human consumption.”
This chemical acts as an active ingredient in many pesticides including Roundup, which is sprayed on crops worldwide. Its use has been condemned by activists of food for years, claiming that leads to serious health problems.
The popular pesticide was created in 1974 and is used regularly since. However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) only recently, in 2015, placed in the category of “probable” cause of cancer.
Although cancer this chemical leads to various other health problems long term.
This chemical has been linked to birth defects. In a study in Paraguay, researchers found that babies of mothers living within 1 kilometer of areas where glyphosate is sprayed have twice the risk of birth defects.
According to experts, this is a result of the ability of glyphosate to interfere in the amounts of vitamin A, which is vital for fetal development.
Furthermore, studies have found a strong relationship between exposure to Roundup disorder and attention deficit in agricultural communities, which is believed to be due to the ability of glyphosate to disrupt the function of thyroid hormone.
Glyphosate also affects the production of serotonin in the body, and therefore affects sleep, mood, appetite, and can lead to depression.
The truth is that pesticides and herbicides than other grains oats, making their mark on the products of this company are quite surprising.
When not loaded with toxins, oats provide great health benefits. Therefore, you should always choose organically grown oats, and avoid cheap and quick alternative, which often is loaded with the pesticide.