Organic Consumers Association

Tell the EPA: Don’t Re-Up Roundup!

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is probably causing cancer in humans. That’s according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) panel of cancer experts, which published its latest review of the cancer risks of glyphosate in March 2015.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should defer to WHO, but instead it is bowing to pressure from Monsanto. In May 2016, the EPA published its own finding, based largely on unpublished, industry-funded studies, that glyphosate is “Not Likely to be Carcinogenic to Humans.” This means that the EPA, which is conducting its once-every-15-year review of the herbicide, will likely choose to re-up Roundup.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA: Don’t re-up Roundup! Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.

Sometimes, dangerous pesticides get banned in the U.S., only to continue to be used in other countries with weaker safety standards. With Roundup, the U.S. could end up being the world’s toxic dump, if we don’t make our voices heard at the EPA.

France and Germany are getting rid of glyphosate formulations that are particularly dangerous after the European Food Safety Agency found that glyphosate formulations in combination with other chemicals have greater potential health risks than glyphosate on its own.

Sri Lanka is banning imports of glyphosate due to the herbicide’s role in the country’s increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) cases.

The Dutch parliament voted to oppose the European Union’s renewal of glyphosate’s permit and has banned its non-commercial use.

In Brazil, the world’s largest user of pesticides, the Federal Public Prosecutor has asked for a ban on glyphosate.

Click here for the Pesticide Action Network-UK’s list of places in the world, including U.S. cities, that have taken action to restrict the use of glyphosate, as of December 2015.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA: Don’t Re-Up Roundup!

Updated On: May 3, 2016

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Number Date Name Comments (optional):
103061 1 week ago Anonymous they spray this at the children's playground at our city park
103060 1 week ago Pat Nelson Ban all glyphosates
103059 3 weeks ago Bruce Mosher
103058 3 weeks ago Katlin Hanlon
103057 3 weeks ago Loekie Eilander
103056 4 weeks ago Erika Holderith
103055 4 weeks ago Patty Trammell
103054 4 weeks ago Frank Benjamin The Pruitt screw it agenda is not acceptable. Round up is toxic, causes cancer, and childhood deformities. Ban it!
103053 4 weeks ago Susannah Gelbart Ban this poison. 26 other countries have done the right thing for their bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and humans, and banned this poison already! What are we waiting for? Stop the death toll and ba...
103052 4 weeks ago monty foley
103051 4 weeks ago Dennis Dougherty It is getting into our food and into our bodies. It is a poison !
103050 4 weeks ago Anonymous
103049 4 weeks ago Christine Cerqueda
103048 4 weeks ago Christine Cerqueda
103047 4 weeks ago Alison Anabal-Jordan
103046 4 weeks ago Rosalie Brereton Why is the U.S.A always the last country to protect their citizens. Ban this chemical.
103045 1 month ago Anonymous Ban glyphosates or have suffering and death on your hands! We need 100% organic foods. Why let your children ingest pesticides?
103044 1 month ago Christiane Henker
103043 1 month ago Anonymous Vinegar works fairly well
103042 1 month ago Alan LaBar Always error on the side of "Safely rather than profits"
103041 1 month ago Anonymous
103040 1 month ago Shawn Sargent Round Up Needs to Be Banned, and all those Responsible for allowing this poison to be approved, should be tried for War Crimes Against Hamanity.
103039 1 month ago Robert Campbell Sr.
103038 1 month ago Robert Campbell Sr.
103037 1 month ago Anonymous
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