Latest agency findings ignore science
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released its safety evaluation for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup. Not surprisingly, EPA’s findings pretty much mirror Monsanto’s talking points: there’s nothing to worry about, the widely used product is perfectly safe.
We’re not buying it. EPA is ignoring recent scientific evidence linking glyphosate to cancer and other human health problems.
The public comment period is now open, and the agency is required to respond to all submitted concerns. Tell EPA they need to do better!
The weak glyphosate assessment fits right into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s track record of putting corporate profits before public health.
And as investigative reporter Carey Gillam documents in her recent book Whitewash, Monsanto operatives have been working hard to influence the agency’s position on glyphosate for years.
Enough is enough. Sign on today, and we’ll add your voice to thousands calling on EPA to take the health threats from Monsanto’s Roundup seriously.
Back in 2015, the World Health Organization’s prestigious International Agency for Cancer Research designated glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen.” Researchers have also linked glyphosate with other health effects like hormone disruption and reduced liver function.
Yet this chemical remains one of the mostly widely used in the country, from farms to home gardens, public parks to school playing fields.
Remind EPA officials they work for us, not Monsanto. Urge them to revamp their evaluation of glyphosate with public health in mind.
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