Should Monsanto be liable for polluting rain, streams, and air because farmers spread hundreds of millions of pounds of Monsanto’s Roundup, a probable human carcinogen, on farmland across America every year?
Should Monsanto be liable for cancer and chronic illness caused by exposure to Roundup in farmers who apply it to their crops, in people who eat these crops and drink roundup-contaminated water and breathe roundup-contaminated air?
Should stores that sell Monsanto’s Roundup also be held liable for selling this probable human carcinogen and environmental contaminant?
Will a class action lawsuit be more effective at protecting humans and animals from Monsanto’s probable carcinogin Roundup–instead of waiting for the EPA and FDA to respond to the studies that link Monsanto’s Roundup to cancer, chronic illness and contamination of our water, air and food?
Other countries are taking action to prevent Monsanto from making them sick. When will America wake up and stand up to Monsanto?
Here’s what you can do about this right now.
You can sign the petition: It’s Time to Get Rid of RoundUp!
And send it to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
and Margaret Hamburg, FDA Commissioner
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Dear MoveOn member,
I’m Sarah Alexander of Food & Water Watch. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently found that glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, is a “probable human carcinogen.”1
That’s why I started a petition to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, which says:
It’s time for the EPA to suspend the use of glyphosate until a meaningful evaluation of the herbicide’s carcinogenicity is done as a part of the EPA’s ongoing registration review.
The FDA should also begin monitoring and enforcing tolerance levels for glyphosate residues set by the EPA immediately.
If Roundup “probably” causes cancer, it’s time to get rid of it!
In light of the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer findings that glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, is a “probable human carcinogen” (Group 2A), the EPA should reconsider its current Group E designation for the herbicide.2
Hundreds of millions of pounds of this herbicide are used on farmland across America every year, and the U.S. Geological Survey has detected glyphosate in rain, streams, and air near agricultural areas. Americans are exposed to this “probable human carcinogen” in their food, air, and water every day, and the EPA and FDA are not doing enough to protect us from these exposures and potential health problems.
Tell the EPA it’s time to get rid of Roundup and suspend the use of glyphosate until the herbicide’s carcinogenicity is reviewed. The FDA should also begin monitoring and enforcing tolerance levels for glyphosate residues set by the EPA immediately.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
1. “Health Agency Says Widely Used Herbicide Likely Carcinogenic,” The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2015
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