(Note from Erin: The brave woman suing General Mills over Cheerios lives right near us here in Florida. Her name is Mounira Doss. I’ve been blessed by a life of good neighbors. When I shared this news today about the huge suit here in Florida, that their Cheerios contain cancer-causing weedkiller ingredient glyphosate (Roundup), I am reminded of a song by John Cougar Mellencamp called Crumbling Down. Because the walls are finally doing just that, and there’s no stopping it now. There are thousands waiting in the wings also suing Monsanto. We imagine the same will happen with General Mills. As we see more sue Cheerios I imagine that mainstream will continue to barely report on it.)

We figured more lawsuits would happen with victims coming forward, especially after Monsanto was ordered to pay out more than $289 million in damages to Dewayne Johnson, because the weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer, and it turns out we were right.

Last week, just days after the Johnson vs. Monsanto trial, “Lab tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated almost three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has been identified as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization in 2015.” 1

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However, just as quickly as those results were announced, the makers of those foods dismissed the findings. But we expect them too, right?

But you see the issue here, besides the obvious- we don’t want our kids to eat poison- is that “many EWG scientists consider levels higher than 160 parts per billion of glyphosate above the safety threshold for children.”2 And we should be protecting children. NOT feeding them poison.

Perhaps that’s why a Florida woman filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Miami last week, against General Mills Inc, claiming they failed to warn consumers about the traces of glyphosate found in Cheerios. In her suit she says she “never would have purchased the company’s Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios had she known they contained the chemical, which has been classified as a ‘probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer unit.”3

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It’s happening you guys, and this is only the beginning.

Erin Elizabeth

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Sources and References

  1. Fox Business August 15, 2018.
  2. Fox Business August 15, 2018.
  3. Reuters, August 20, 2018.