Somewhere in the world right now, Monsanto’s Roundup is raining down on a field, killing soil microbes and poisoning the air. The weedkiller’s toxic residues will run off into waterways.
Eventually, some of those residues will end up on food. Food that you eat, food that you feed to your children.
Since 1974, 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate, in the form of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup, have been sprayed worldwide—3.5 billion of which were sprayed in the U.S.
And it’s still going on. Despite mounting evidence that glyphosate is linked to everything from kidney disease to birth defects to cancer.
We know from emails exchanged between Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that people within both those organizations have raised serious concerns about the impact of glyphosate on human health.
Yet, today, someone, somewhere will dump more glyphosate into the environment. Because our government values Monsanto’s profits over your health.
As we learn of yet another study—the most comprehensive to date—calling into question the safety of the world’s most widely used herbicide, we can’t help but be reminded, again, of environmentalist Jane Goodall’s common-sense, yet unanswered question: “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?”
And we ask two more questions of our own: How can we still believe it’s a good idea? And when will we stop?
From our Millions Against Monsanto campaign, to our support of U.S. Right to Know’s investigative work, to our participation in the International Monsanto Tribunal, to our own lawsuit against Monsanto for misleading consumers about the true dangers of Roundup, OCA has been engaged in the battle to stop the poisoning.
We won't stop. Until the poisoning stops.
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