Kellogg’s Takes the Lead in Reducing Toxic Pesticides
Kellogg’s will phase out pre-harvest glyphosate use for wheat and oats by 2025. That means not spraying glyphosate on crops right before harvest, a practice that leads to a higher risk of the chemical showing up as a residue in our foods.
Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup. It’s the most widely used pesticide in modern agriculture, and it’s a carcinogen. Glyphosate has become a poster child for the harms of toxic pesticides — multiple court cases have ruled glyphosate is responsible for causing cancers, kidney damage, and endocrine disruption. And higher and higher concentrations of glyphosate residue are showing up in trusted foods, like oatmeal and other cereals.
Kellogg’s action will put competitive pressure on other food producers to take meaningful action to clean up their products. Ending pre-harvest glyphosate is just a first step — our ultimate goal is reducing agricultural use of all toxic pesticides in food supply chains.