The following statement is from Kellogg’s website and can be found here.
Q: I’ve heard that farmers spray Round Up on crops before harvest to dry them out. Does that happen on crops that you use to make cereal?
A: Kellogg does not own or operate farms and we work with our suppliers and farmers in their supply chain to grow responsibly. We know that some consumers have questions about the use of the herbicide glyphosate (also known by its brand name Round Up) as a drying agent a few weeks before harvest, particularly with wheat and oats. This practice is done by some farmers in certain circumstances – like harvesting the crop more quickly if weather is challenging.
Although this practice is not widespread in our wheat and oat supply chains, we are working with our suppliers to phase out using glyphosate as pre-harvest drying agent in our wheat and oat supply chain in our major markets, including the U.S., by the end of 2025.
In addition, we are working with farmers through our Kellogg’s Origins program, expanding and further investing in programs that focus on conservation practices and integrated pest management, which can reduce the need for chemical plant protection.
It is important to note that all of Kellogg’s finished foods meet regulatory requirements, and we continue to actively monitor the science, regulations and consumer preferences on this topic.