Quaker Oats faces lawsuit over 100 percent natural claim

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Quaker Oats is being sued for $5 million dollars by a man claiming the company's production process includes a weed killer.

A Brooklynite named Lewis Daly has filed a lawsuit, alleging the company uses a chemical called glyphosate when processing the oats for its oatmeal.

This herbicide is reportedly sprayed on the oats as a drying agent shortly before harvest.

Glyphosate is used as a weed killer and is considered to be "probably carcinogenic to humans," based on statements from the World Health Organization in 2015.

It has been linked to numerous maladies, including breast, thyroid, kidney, pancreas and bladder cancers.

Daly takes issue with Quaker Oats's claims of being 100% natural and "one of nature's most perfect energy sources."

In the suit, he calls their advertising "false, deceptive and misleading."

But according to The New York Times, Quaker has issued its defense, stating, "Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are trace amounts and significantly below any limits which have been set by the E.P.A as safe for human consumption."

That's probably not the snappy ad slogan they were hoping to lead with, though, is it?


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