On Tuesday, April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made it official: The agency plans to ignore what scientists say about glyphosate. It’s full speed ahead with the approval process.
The EPA doesn’t care that a panel of 17 scientists at the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) unanimously concurred that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.
The EPA doesn’t care that thousands of people who used Monsanto’s (now Bayer’s) Roundup weedkiller are suing the company (and so far winning), because they believe that the product caused their cancer.
Nope, the EPA doesn’t even care that, despite Monsanto’s best efforts to kill it, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), released its long-awaited Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate—which supports and strengthens the 2015 IARC “probable carcinogen” decision.
It’s official. The EPA plans to ignore you, your health and the health of our common environment, to keep Roundup weedkiller on the market.
Can we get Congress to care?