Tell the EPA: Ban Monsanto’s Cancer-Causing Roundup Herbicide

  • by: Chrissy Henker
  • target: Monsanto,agsec@usda.gov,info@cdu.de,europabuero.schulz@spd.de

 The Monsanto product – the world’s most widely used herbicide – contains glyphosate, which may also be carcinogenic for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Roundup, the world’s most widely used weedkiller, “probably” causes cancer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – WHO’s cancer agency – said that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide made by agriculture company Monsanto, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”.

It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, said scientific data did not support the conclusions and called on WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the findings. “We don’t know how IARC could reach a conclusion that is such a dramatic departure from the conclusion reached by all regulatory agencies around the globe,” said Philip Miller, Monsanto’s vice-president of global regulatory affairs.

Concerns about glyphosate on food have been widely debated in the US recently, and contributed to the passage in Vermont last year of the country’s first mandatory labelling law for genetically modified food.

The US government considers the herbicide to be safe. In 2013, Monsanto requested and received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency

for increased tolerance levels for glyphosate.

It is mainly used on crops such as corn and soybeans, which are genetically modified to survive it.

The weedkiller has been detected in food, water and in the air after it has been sprayed, according to the report from WHO. However, glyphosate use is generally low in and near homes where the general public would face the greatest risk of exposure, the report said.

The evidence for WHO’s conclusion was from studies of exposure, mostly agricultural, in the US, Canada, and Sweden that were published since 2001.

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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 on March 20, 2015. 

The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.

Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 

And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.

At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”

In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 

Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.

Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.

In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.

Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.

- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf

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 on March 20, 2015. 

The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.

Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 

And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.

At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”

In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 

Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.

Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.

In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.

Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.

- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf

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 on March 20, 2015. 

The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.

Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 

And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.

At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”

In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 

Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.

Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.

In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.

Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.

- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf

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 on March 20, 2015. 

The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.

TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.

Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 

And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.

At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”

In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 

Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.

Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.

In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.

Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.

- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,


Roundup, the world’s most widely used weedkiller, “probably” causes cancer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – WHO’s cancer agency – said that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide made by agriculture company Monsanto, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”.


It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, said scientific data did not support the conclusions and called on WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the findings. “We don’t know how IARC could reach a conclusion that is such a dramatic departure from the conclusion reached by all regulatory agencies around the globe,” said Philip Miller, Monsanto’s vice-president of global regulatory affairs.


Concerns about glyphosate on food have been widely debated in the US recently, and contributed to the passage in Vermont last year of the country’s first mandatory labelling law for genetically modified food.


The US government considers the herbicide to be safe. In 2013, Monsanto requested and received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency for increased tolerance levels for glyphosate.


for increased tolerance levels for glyphosate.


It is mainly used on crops such as corn and soybeans, which are genetically modified to survive it.


The weedkiller has been detected in food, water and in the air after it has been sprayed, according to the report from WHO. However, glyphosate use is generally low in and near homes where the general public would face the greatest risk of exposure, the report said.


The evidence for WHO’s conclusion was from studies of exposure, mostly agricultural, in the US, Canada, and Sweden that were published since 2001.


We urge you to ban glyphosate.



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 on March 20, 2015. 


The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.


TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.


Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 


And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.


At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”


In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 


Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.


Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.


In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.


Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.


- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf


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 on March 20, 2015. 


The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.


TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.


Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 


And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.


At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”


In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 


Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.


Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.


In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.


Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.


- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf


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 on March 20, 2015. 


The timing of this new report couldn’t be better. Why? Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.


TAKE ACTION! Tell the EPA to ban glyphosate. Please add your own comments, especially if you or your family members have been sickened from exposure to glyphosate.


Monsanto has already rushed to attack this latest science, published by credible international scientists at WHO. Just as the Gene Giant has attacked every credible independent scientist in the past. 


And it’s no wonder. Monsanto’s $6 billion in annual sales of glyphosate are at stake.


At what point will U.S. regulators start believing the scientists, instead of pandering to Monsanto?


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test foods for glyphosate residues because the agency says it’s “too expensive.”


In 2013, the EPA raised the allowed limits of glyphosate residue for various crops, including soybean oil and potatoes. 


Driving the increase in glyphosate use are GMO crops that have been engineered to tolerate the constant, direct application of the herbicide. These so-called “Roundup Ready” crops—soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa—have generated a tenfold increase. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. Worldwide, 99.7 percent of GMO crops are pesticide plants.


Now that WHO has made clear that all of this glyphosate is probably causing cancer, it’s time for the EPA to take action and once and for all ban this dangerous chemical that is making people sick and polluting our environment.


In addition to threatening human health, the use of glyphosate is destroying the monarch butterfly habitat—milkweed plants that use to thrive in corn and soybean fields. The monarch population has suffered a 97-percent loss since the introduction of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops.


Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.


- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16052#sthash.86YCIn72.dpuf

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