Sign the petition: Ban Monsanto glyphosate pesticides. They are literally killing us!

Environmental Protection Agency

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Monsanto, the behemoth biotech agricultural corporation, produces and sells poisonous pesticides directly linked to cancer in humans. And the Trump administration's response?... “We have Monsanto’s back.”

In 2015, the World Health Organization announced its analysis that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, one of the most widely used pesticides in the world, was a “probable carcinogen” And that's to say nothing of Roundup's many other ingredients.

Recently, a California jury awarded a couple more than $2 billion in a verdict against Bayer, which recently bought Monsanto after the jury found Roundup contributed to cancer and that it failed to warn of the risks. This is the third recent court decision involving claims that the company's Roundup weed killer causes cancer with more than 13,000 plaintiffs awaiting their own day in court.

Internal documents produced in court indicated Monsanto had reason to believe glyphosate was dangerous as early as 1983. And yet they continue to dismiss the science and cover up the findings to avoid regulation.

The EPA, aided by Monsanto, ultimately came to the conclusion that glyphosate is not a carcinogen, again deliberately ignoring science. EPA officials even sought to delay or "kill" a Department of Health and Human Services review of glyphosate's health risks. That draft report is now out, and it confirms glyphosate's well-known connection to cancer -- even as Trump's EPA seeks to renew glyphosate's approval.

The Trump administration is putting our health and lives at risk in the name of business interests. They are quite literally putting a price on human lives. We demand these carcinogens be banned.

Sign the petition to demand the EPA protect American lives.

Participating Organizations:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Corporate Accountability
CREDO
Daily Kos
Food & Water Action
Friends of the Earth Action
Green America
Pesticide Action Network North America
Progress America
Real Food Media
Seeding Sovereignty

To: Environmental Protection Agency
From: [Your Name]

We demand you ban glyphosate - a pesticide that has been shown to cause cancer in humans. You are meant to protect us! We will not accept putting our lives at risk in the interest of business.