Wednesday, June 18, 2014

EPA Considering Ban On Monsanto's Glyphosate Herbicide Following Sombering Meeting With Moms Activist Groups  

EPA Considering Ban On Monsanto's Glyphosate Herbicide Following Sombering Meeting With Moms Activist Groups  :

Two activist groups, Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution, are taking great effort to convince the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recall Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide on the planet.

When the EPA ignored them, the troops were rallied. 10,000 moms from all over the nation bombarded the EPA with phone calls demanding attention to the topic.
One week later, five Moms Across America leaders along with lawyers, scientists and advocates from Organic Consumers Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumers Union, Beyond Pesticides and the Truth-in-Labeling Coalition were granted a meeting with nine EPA employees who have the authority to recall Roundup.
The EPA staff listened intently as one mother after another shared heart-wrenching stories of their experiences parenting children with life-threatening allergies, severe gastrointestinal problems, mysterious autism-spectrum disorders, and major nutritional deficiencies.
After a string of gut-wrenching testimonials, Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, hit the EPA with some hard science. Honeycutt delivered a 20-minute presentation on glyphosate’s role as an environmental cause of so many of the diseases impacting children today. Zen’s presentation and the materials she presented to the EPA is sombering:
-Exposure to glyphosate correlates with chronic illness. Chronically ill people have significantly higher levels of glyphosate in their systems than healthy people.
Will the EPA do what is right, consider this evidence and move to protect our children from Monsanto’s poison?
For five years the EPA has been collecting and analyzing data. This year the agency will publish a risk assessment and open a 60-day public comment period. Then it will publish a proposed registration and provide another opportunity for public comments. Finally, the EPA will make a registration decision to either continue business as usual, place new restrictions on the use of glyphosate or take it off the market.
Moms want it off the market, and they need your help.
Please join the Recall Roundup Campaign by visiting Moms Across America or Thinking Moms Revolution.

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