"This is a huge development" – children's health researcher
Kellogg's has published a statement (see below) saying it will phase out the use of glyphosate herbicide as a drying agent (desiccant) before harvest.
Dr Charles Benbrook, coordinator of the Heartland Study Project on the effects of herbicide spraying on children's health and birth outcomes, commented on the move:
"This is a huge development. If Bayer wants to save some uses of Roundup going forward, it has to take many steps, and one of the most important is leading a global effort to rescind all the very high glyphosate tolerances put in place to cover residues from pre-harvest, desiccation uses. Getting rid of these tolerances will end all the pre-harvest uses, and is the easiest and quickest way administratively to accomplish this goal. That step could be taken in 1-2 years, and will eliminate most, day-to-day glyphosate dietary exposure for the general public, worldwide."