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.
“I think we have to be aware,” said Art Enns, the Morris, Man., farmer who is president of Prairie Oat Growers Association.
The Western Producer: "Glyphosate residues threaten oats"
Oat Milk is Having a Mega-Moment
From Huffpost - What is Oat Milk? This Dairy Alternative is Having a Mega-Moment
Oat milk mania started to catch on in the U.S. in early 2018. It reached a fever pitch this summer — its ability to produce the perfect dairy-free latte has put it in particularly high demand in coffee shops — and baristas and grocery stores everywhere soon found themselves with an oat milk shortage.
As Oatly and other oat milk manufacturers scramble to soak, drain and package their oat milk as quickly as possible, the questions arise: What exactly is oat milk, why is it so delicious and is it good for us? Let’s take a closer look.
Cereal Killers? General Mills Hit with Cheerios Lawsuit
From EconoTimes - Cereal killers? General Mills Hit with Cheerios Lawsuit
Making sense of food scares: doctors urge parents not to panic
From the Chicago Tribune - Making sense of food scares: Day care bans Cheerios following report, but doctors urge parents not to panic
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Don't Toss the Cheerios Just Yet
From the Motherly Website - What You Need to Know About Glyphosate and the EWG Findings
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POGA Responds to Recent Ag Issues
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Announcing the Winners of the 4th Annual Oats Recipe Contest
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