Last year, the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, probably causes cancer. Instead of immediately revoking the use of Roundup in the U.S., the EPA has taken the last year to look at industry science, and has declared that it’s safe to keep using! That’s outrageous.
Glyphosate is turning up in rain, streams, and air near agricultural areas, so we can’t just avoid certain food or buy organic to avoid contact with Roundup. Hundreds of millions of pounds of Roundup are used on farmland across America every year, and there are multiple studies that show that glyphosate, and the products like Roundup that contain it, are linked to cancer.
The EPA is responsible for protecting us from environmental risks like this, but it appears as though they’re weighing industry-sponsored studies more heavily than independent studies. One of our researchers has done an analysis of the EPA’s assessment and is ready to expose their flaws when she testifies before the EPA next month.
What did her investigation find? The EPA’s assessment relies heavily on unpublished industry studies that are not peer-reviewed, and it leaves out several compelling studies from the open literature that suggest that glyphosate exposure may lead to cancer in humans and animals.
It’s time to protect our health and ban Roundup! When you take action with our political arm, Food & Water Action Fund, we’ll deliver your comment directly to the EPA to help protect your health from Roundup!
Thanks for taking action,
Deputy Organizing Director
Food & Water Watch