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.
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