General Mills Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Cheerios Glyphosate Cover Up

Posted on Aug 22 2018 - 3:39am by Sustainable Pulse

General Mills is facing a potentially damaging class action lawsuit in the U.S. after a florida woman accused it of engaging in deceptive business practices, by not alerting the public that their Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals contain the known carcinogen and the world’s most used weedkilller – glyphosate.

This new class action follows the landmark cancer trial verdict in San Francisco very closely, in which Monsanto was ordered by a jury to pay over USD $289 Million in total damages to the former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, a California father who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was caused by Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup.

Florida based Mounira Doss filed the Cheerios weedkiller class action lawsuit last Thursday, stating that she has purchased both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. She claims that both herself and other consumers would not have purchased the cereals had they known that the product contained a harmful carcinogen.

Doss also claims that General Mills actively tried to cover up the presence of the dangerous chemical from consumers. She seeks for the company to have to disgorge the profits it gained from selling the cereals in question, and to be forced to stop misrepresenting the products.

A 2016 testing project on glyphosate residues in popular American foods by Sustainable Pulse’s partner The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now! is one of the main pieces of evidence being used in the case according to the court documents, after it found levels of glyphosate in both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios as well as many other products.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s 2015 report classified glyphosate as a ‘probable human carcinogen’ and independent scientists agree that this is currently the best classification of the chemical.

The court documents in the class action point to research suggesting that General Mills’ Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios contain the chemical because it is often sprayed on oats right before they are harvested, as a desiccation tool. Oats are one of the main ingredients in Cheerios.

Doss is represented by Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski, and Jeffrey L. Haberman of Schlesinger Law Offices PA.

She seeks to represent two Classes of consumers — a nationwide Class and a Class of Florida consumers who purchased Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios.

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. melissa August 26, 2018 at 03:44 - Reply

    more information on the class action suit please. Florida resident.

  2. Blanche Felan August 26, 2018 at 20:36 - Reply

    I have been eating Most of these cereals for over 30 years. I have them in my pantry right now. Have sufferd with with I B S. Other chronic stomach & digestive disorders for over 30 years. Thought they were good for me. WRONG! Probabaly poiosoning me. I dont drink alcohol, never smoked, a good, healthy lifestyle. Had thyroid cancer & large tumor removed from throat. Couldn’t believe it!!! Why? Probably was related to the consumption of these cereals. I ate them almost everyday. Mixed them together. God help me now. They are in the trash. I even hate to feed them to the birds. No recourse I can’t prove it.

  3. Melody September 6, 2018 at 07:08 - Reply

    How can you join in on the class action lawsuit? Let alone, prove anything?

  4. Aquanetta F Littles September 8, 2018 at 18:18 - Reply

    How do i jion the class action lawsuit.

  5. shirley a chambers September 11, 2018 at 21:58 - Reply

    I have to eat cherrio because im celiac that’s probally why I don’t feel good at times I eat all the different flavors every month shame on yous for trying to kill us

  6. Lee October 9, 2018 at 00:37 - Reply

    I’ve been eating Cheerios & honey for a long long time. They were my fav.. not anymore…smh…shame on General Mills. (GREED GETS YOU NO WHERE !!! I want to join the class action too!!!

  7. Sue Haskins January 16, 2019 at 17:46 - Reply

    So p off over this fed to my family and myself!
    This Monsanto mess needs to be outlawed.

  8. norm January 29, 2019 at 00:03 - Reply

    how do get i get on the law suite

  9. Pamela Graves February 9, 2019 at 23:25 - Reply

    My Family and I have been eating General Mills cereal for many years even with getting Wic Vouchers for my children and I over the many years. Pamela Graves 3736 Winnebago Street Baton Rouge, La. 70805. Pleases send 10 claim forms for me and my family to fill out. Sincerely,Pamela Graves!

  10. Lenora Calender February 9, 2019 at 23:36 - Reply

    Hello My Name is Lenora Calender. My children and I have eaten General Mills Yellow box as well] as other General Mills Cereal for many years. My children and I have received Wic Vouchers and the General Mills cereal was apart of the food provided on the vouchers. Please send Sincerely, Lenora Calender.

  11. Troi February 20, 2019 at 03:37 - Reply

    Yes imagine that. The government program giving people free vouchers to purchase cereals from The very companies that are poisoning us. Poisoning our kids from the get go. I was on that program way back. I have been eating honey but cherrios forever too. I have Rhuemetoid Arthritis.

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