Pull Glyphosate — a.k.a. Monsanto’s Roundup®

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Tell the EPA to pull the plug on Monsanto’s Roundup®!

The EPA will decide this spring whether to pull the plug on glyphosate — a.k.a. Monsanto’s Roundup®. 

If the EPA renews Monsanto’s license, it would put monarch butterflies even more at risk. These pollinators are declining largely because Roundup® wipes out milkweed — the only food young monarchs eat. And all signs are that the EPA is poised to make the wrong decision.

We still have time to change the EPA’s mind — but we need you to act now!

Tell the EPA: Listen to the science and pull the plug on Monsanto’s Roundup®.

The EPA’s track record on glyphosate is troubling. In May, it published a report claiming that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

The media questioned the agency on the legitimacy of the report’s findings and the fact that it relied on industry-funded research from chemical companies. 

How did the EPA respond? By pulling the report and claiming it wasn’t ready — despite being labeled “final.”

The EPA’s abrupt reversal in the face of media scrutiny raises questions about whose interests the agency is focused on serving: the American public or the pesticide industry?

The agency just re-published the report claiming that glyphosate is not likely to cause cancer in humans.

But EPA’s actions this spring show that the agency is nervous about its image. So by showing the agency that you care about its decision on glyphosate, you can help change its mind!

Sign the petition now! Tell the EPA to protect the public interest over Monsanto.

The science is clear. Roundup® is terrible for people and the planet. It’s used to douse our food, including common crops like soy and wheat. These chemicals are likely ending up on our plates. 

Independent studies have found Monsanto’s toxic herbicide in human urine and breast milk. There’s evidence that glyphosate has the potential to be even more harmful in combination with other chemicals — bad news given our chemical-intensive food system.

And the news is even worse for pollinators. Monarchs are on the brink of extinction — and we’re in real danger of losing them for good if we don’t get Roundup® out of our food system!

Tell the EPA: Stop caving to Monsanto! Take a stand for monarchs and the planet!

If Monsanto gets its way, we’ll keep using more and more Roundup® regardless of its harm to people and the planet. The chemical giant has a lot at stake — in the past 19 years, glyphosate use in U.S. agriculture has increased 20-fold. And Monsanto rakes in $5 billion every year in profits. 

So Monsanto is fighting to stop countries in Europe from pulling glyphosate from the market — calling the debate “political” and denying that the chemical poses risks to human health or the environment when used correctly. 

The company is willing to do whatever it takes to delay regulatory action here in the U.S., too. It even sued the State of California for proposing to include glyphosate on its Prop. 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals.  

We can’t let a giant chemical company manipulate our government officials like this. We need to send the message to the EPA: stop caving to Monsanto’s demands and put us ahead of its profits!

Tell the EPA to pull the plug on Monsanto’s Roundup®!

Standing with you,
Tiffany Finck-Haynes,
Food futures campaigner,
Friends of the Earth

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