Quaker Oats

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'100% Natural' Quaker Oats? Not Quite, Says Lawsuit

Suit contends oats can't be labeled 'natural' with even trace levels of herbicide

(Newser) - The nearly 140-year-old Quaker Oats brand isn't as wholesome as its name might imply, according to a lawsuit seeking class-action status after trace amounts of the active ingredient in Roundup were found in some oats, which are advertised as being "100% natural," reports the New York Times... More »

'Aunt Jemima' Heirs Want $2B in Royalties

Anna Short Harrington's great-grandkids say Pepsi, Quaker Oats exploited her

(Newser) - "Aunt Jemima" is a household name for any American who has ever eaten a pancake (read: almost everyone). So it's not terribly surprising that the heirs of Anna Short Harrington, whose iconic image helped make the brand's syrup and pancake mixes famous, are going after decades of... More »

Quaker Oats Mascot Loses His Double Chin

Gets about 5 pounds shaved off him as part of brand makeover

(Newser) - Larry, the Quaker Oats mascot who has graced the box of oatmeal you've stared at for decades, is magically losing what many wish they could erase in old age: his double chin. Yes, a skinnier, younger-looking Quaker now graces the brand's products, part of a makeover designed to... More »

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