Wexler Wallace LLP Files Lawsuit Against General Mills for Use of Synthetic Biocides in “All Natural” Products
Together with co-counsel The Richman Law Group, Zimmerman Reed, LLP, Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, and Levi & Korsinsky LLP, Wexler Wallace filed a lawsuit in the District of Minnesota against General Mills, Inc. for labeling certain products as “all natural” when, in fact, the products contain glyphosate, a potent biocide and probable human carcinogen and endocrine disruptor with detrimental health effects that are still becoming known.
The lawsuit alleges that glyphosate makes its way into General Mills’ products (including granola bars, biscuits, and oatmeal cups) when oat crops are sprayed with glyphosate in order to dry them out and produce an earlier, more uniform harvest—a practice with no health benefits, meant only to increase yield, and therefore, profit.
Bloomberg reported on the lawsuit earlier today.
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