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. On Friday, the EPA published its own finding, based largely on unpublished, industry-funded studies, that glyphosate is “Not Likely to be Carcinogenic to Humans.”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):
103017 2 days ago Jeremiah Goodman If Roundup and Glyphosate are harmful to us then why are the farmers allowed to use it? There has got to be something better to use to spray on the wheat crops to help them harvest thier crops.
103016 4 days ago Debbie Kennedy Ban monsatans roundup people killer!!!!!!
103015 7 days ago Valerie Henderson
103014 1 week ago Finola Foley
103013 2 weeks ago Orlando Vazquez
103012 2 weeks ago Anonymous The risks certainly outweigh the benefits of approving the continued use of Glyphosate. It should be banned.
103011 2 weeks ago Gayle Rogalski Roundup is an unacceptable poison killing people!!!
103010 3 weeks ago Eric Knisley Ive seen a decline in bees over the year's in my garden since these compounds have been introduced into the environment.
103009 3 weeks ago Anonymous If we want to stop chronic illnesses and cancers we need to stop using chemicals that can kill everything!!
103008 4 weeks ago Nancy Tedder
103007 4 weeks ago David Sears
103006 1 month ago Maureen Kirk-Detberner
103005 1 month ago frank loser wife and I used roundup weedkiller for 15yrs. and was diagnosed with prostate cancerin 2015.
103004 1 month ago Angela Monroe
103003 1 month ago sigrid fernandes
103002 1 month ago Kaitlyn Farrell
103001 1 month ago Barbara Stone
103000 1 month ago Cindy Klang
102999 1 month ago Dona LaSchiava PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS!!!!!!!!!
102998 1 month ago JL Moore Please stop poisoning the public.
102997 1 month ago Mark Walker
102996 1 month ago Julia Hustad
102995 1 month ago Mary Shapleigh
102994 1 month ago P Clarke
102993 1 month ago Diana Swift
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