Take a minute to congratulate yourself.
You may not have personally sued Monsanto. And chances are you weren’t part of the legal team representing Monsanto’s victims in court these past few weeks.
But make no mistake: Your voice, raised frequently and relentlessly, helped build the case against Roundup weedkiller, and produced a third consecutive win against Monsanto-Bayer in U.S. courts.
Sure, the jury members in California who awarded $1 billion each to Alva and Alberta Pilliod based their decisions on the overwhelming evidence they heard in the courtroom. (The Pilliods, who both used Roundup weedkiller believing it was safe, both now have non-Hodgkin lymphoma).
But without consumer outrage, without your help elevating the discussion around the dangers of Roundup and glyphosate, these victims might never have had their day in court.
Despite the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s steadfast support for Monsanto’s right to poison, we are making progress toward our ultimate goal of banning Roundup for good.
A glyphosate ban is a worthy goal, and with your help we’ll continue to pursue it. But we need to work just as hard, if not harder, to pave the way for a total transition away from toxic industrial agriculture to a food and farming system that heals nature and nourishes humans.
We need your continued support. Thank you for being on this journey with us.