Does the public have a right to know that researchers for the World Health Organization say the widely used herbicide Roundup is a probable carcinogen?
Not according to the Trump administration. On Aug. 9, the administration's Environmental Protection Agency announced it will prohibit companies from putting warning labels on products containing glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup—even with mounting evidence that glyphosate is linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
"It's past time to ban Roundup until and unless it's proven safe," said our national network’s Ban Roundup Campaign Director Kara Cook-Schultz. "But as long as it remains on the shelf, consumers have the right to know that glyphosate is potentially dangerous."
As we keep working toward a ban on Roundup in states across the country, our members and supporters are also holding the EPA accountable. So far, nearly 10,000 people have joined our national network in calling on the EPA to require warning labels on products containing glyphosate.
Will you join them? Take action.
Photo Caption: The EPA just prohibited companies from putting warning labels on pesticides containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. It's past time to ban Roundup, but as long as it remains on the shelf, consumers have the right to know that glyphosate is potentially dangerous. Photo Credit: Staff