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Your morning cereal shouldn’t be scary!

Yummy and Safe Breakfast Cereals

On a busy morning, when everyone is hustling to get ready for school and work, cold cereal for breakfast is a real timesaver. There’s often more than one type on the table. The choice in the cereal aisle is mind-boggling, and it’s one place where kids get to pick out their favourite. Boxes boast of being made with healthy ingredients like whole grains, and parents check nutrition labels for fibre and sugar content. But there’s something that’s recently turned up in processed and whole grain cereals, and its presence is alarming. The Environmental Working shutterstock_1071155570Group in the U.S. tested 45 breakfast foods, including cereal and granola bars, and found worrisome levels of glysophate in many.

The culprit is the most widely used chemical in the world, the weed killer Roundup, and it may increase the risk of cancer in children. So how does it get there? Just before harvesting oats and wheat, some farmers spray glysophate on the crop to speed the plant’s death, so it’s dry enough to harvest sooner. It’s called glysophate drying, and it’s done to speed up the process.

Granola Choc and Banana-015Studies like this reaffirm our commitment to making food that’s good for people and the environment. We don’t cut corners or compromise our values. MadeGood works with organic farmers who produce high-quality ingredients. Our oats are pure, uncontaminated, organic, and certified gluten-free and come from an industry-leading producer in the heart of the Canadian prairies. It’s the same for the organic crisp brown rice and all the ingredients that make our cereals yummy.

Our Brown Rice Crisps Cereal and Crispy Light Granola will make taste buds and tummies happy in the morning. And when it comes to the health of those you love, you can be confident with MadeGood cereals on the breakfast table.

“Trust in Something Good” means we’ve got your back!