Source: Ed White, Producer.com, September 13, 2018
Oats have built a healthy reputation among consumers, but reports pointing out the existence of low levels of glyphosate residue in oat-based food may be damaging that reputation.
Oats is the crop that received the first U.S. health claim approval.
It’s commonly seen as a miracle food that combines whole-grain, high fibre and heart-healthy characteristics.
It forms the basis of many of the healthiest breakfast foods available, including oatmeal, Cheerios and granola bars.
But recently it’s been hit by multiple claims that glyphosate residues are tainting the foods that it dominates, and it has created a vexing situation for farmers and the oat industry.