There’s no reassuring way to say this: You’re being poisoned against your will.
Sure, you can take steps to minimize your exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.
But given its widespread and reckless use in this country, you’d have to live in a bubble to protect yourself from a chemical so toxic it’s been banned or severely restricted in 17 other countries.
More than 300 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed every year in the U.S. alone. That’s according to EPA estimates, which don’t include all uses.
You could be eating glyphosate. Tests show contamination in hundreds of common foods, including fresh produce, popular juices, tea, ice cream, cereals, breads—not just GMO corn, soy or beets.
You could be drinking glyphosate. One study said 70 percent of U.S. drinking water contains glyphosate.
You and your kids and your pets could be playing in glyphosate. Just this week, the Guardian reported that in 2017, New York City workers sprayed more than 500 gallons of glyphosate, including in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, which receives 8 million visitors a year.
The fact is, all of us are exposed to glyphosate. Against our will.
That means all of us need to keep the pressure on Congress and the EPA to ban Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers.
Every 15 years, the EPA is supposed to review the latest research on glyphosate and decide whether or not to re-approve it.
The last deadline was December 2015. But that deadline came and went with no word—probably because in March 2015, the World Health Organization inconveniently announced that glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen.”
Three-and-a-half years later, the agency that’s supposed to protect the public came out with its “no risk to public health” statement.
The EPA is seeking “public comment” on its review until July 5.
We think “comments” aren’t enough.
That’s why we’re collaborating with our allies to storm the EPA and demand the agency do what it should have done decades ago: Ban glyphosate!