I could not have been more grateful for our community than I was on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazzard Assesment hearing for the proposed safe level of glyphosate. At least 100 people attended, 40 of whom spoke from our side against the 5 from Monsanto's side, with clear facts, valid questions, passion, and commitment. Lawyers, scientists, a doctor, many mothers, grandmothers, and plaintiffs of the Monsanto lawsuit for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma pointed out the lack of thorough assessment and faults with the proposed 1100 micrograms per kilogram per day for a 70kg (154 pounds) adults. Their statements were moving, accurate, and could transform the food supply and health in America.
Watch the stellar news coverage from KPIX CBS and Zen's comments below.Read more
California Guild & Moms Across America URGENT Call to ACTION!!!
CA EPA is holding a public hearing to determine amount of "safe" GLYPHOSATE exposures on CA PROP 65 Toxics List Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Proposed level is 1100 micrograms No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) to glyphosate ( an ingredient in RoundUp), on the State’s Prop 65 carcinogen list. Studies show 1100 micrograms daily to be far too high an exposure level. In comparison chemical 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p -dioxin (TCDD), also on the Prop 65 list has a NSRL Of .000005 micrograms per day. Because glyphosate has been shown to bioaccumulate, and has been shown in the parts per trillion, to increase the growth of breast cancer cells, the reality is that there is no safe level.
Can you attend the hearing to support and/or speak on behalf of your family and the public?
June 7, 2017 Wednesday
12:30 seating, 1:00- 5:00pm hearing
California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building,
Bryon Sher Auditorium - 1001 “I” Street - Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 322-2068
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 322-2068
Please comment on the Cal EPA- OEHHA page about the "safe level" of glyphosate that you want to be exposed to every day!
(Hint hint: ZERO)
Glyphosate herbicide has been found in tap water, our children's urine, mother's breastmilk, and childhood vaccines.
Glyphosate has been shown by Monika Kruger of Germany to bioaccumulate in bone marrow, muscle tissues etc.
Glyphosate has been shown to be a neurotoxin, chelator, antibiotic, and carcinogen which also causes liver disease.
One way glyphosate functions is by breaking down the blood-brain barrier and allowing other toxins ( such as those found in vaccines and herbicides) into the brain.
We MUST demand a ZERO safe level of glyphosate.
Watch and Listen today Zen Honeycutt with Del BigTree today in Hollywood.
Thank you for watching, listening, and sharing!
Article was first seen on Alternet
I was recently informed by a former California public health employee, that CalPERS, the state's pension and health care fund, the largest in the nation, has invested $136 million in Monsanto.
As a California activist committed to healthy communities, I see this investment as a huge conflict of interest. For its health plan subscribers, the CalPERS mission to “advance the financial and health security” of the participants does not align with the detrimental effects of the toxic herbicide Roundup, Monsanto’s number-one product.
The day after finding out about this ill-advised investment, I sent a letter to CalPERS urging it to divest from Monsanto. They have not responded.
Concerned Californians should be outraged by this investment by CalPERS in Monsanto and the harm that inevitably impacts the very retirees CalPERS is responsible to protect.
March Against Monsanto in Akron, Ohio (April 8, 2011).
Photo Credit: Bill Baker/Flickr
Moms Across America has many low-income supporters who have stated that it seems too costly to go organic. But more and more, we are also hearing from underprivileged area moms who are making the effort and making it work within their budget.
In fact, the first store in America to label food GMO was in Detroit, in the past one of the lowest income, most crime-ridden areas in the country. They have had other concerns, like violence, drugs, death and gangs that could trump food concerns. Recently, however, 20,000 volunteers a weekend are “greening” Detroit with over 1,200 organic urban farms and community solidarity is making a comeback! Americans see that genetically engineered and pesticide sprayed food contributes to mental illness, acts of violence, depression, poor school and job performance, etc. Doctors report that 90% of the children in low-income areas have diabetes and/or obesity. Allergies, autism and autoimmune disease is skyrocketing. It really is true that when moms say, "health comes first." Without health, we cannot function properly to do or enjoy other things in life like our career, schoolwork, family, and relationships.
Disturbing Toxin Test Results in American Children and Food Samples
Surprising Impact for Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Organic Consumers
For immediate release:
May 5, 2017 Mission Viejo, CA- Moms Across America releases their report on their recent findings of toxins in 36 American children, tested at Great Plains Lab, along with results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency(CFIA). The results are disturbing and have an important message for Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian American consumers and food manufacturers.
“100% of all the children tested positive for serious toxins. 79% of the children tested had ADHD or autism symptoms, 21% did not. Over 50% tested positive levels of 3X higher than the average. We expected the children who ate organic to have lower levels of toxins than the children who did not. This was not the case for the majority of the children. Upon the release of the CFIA glyphosate data we realized why, and we hope consumer and food manufacturers take note of these important findings.” - Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America.
Honeycutt focused primarily on glyphosate because scientists report that glyphosate increases the harmful impact of other environmental toxins, making the presence of the other 166 chemicals tested for, even more detrimental.Read more
April 22 is Earth Day, a day in which we pay tribute to the planet we inhabit. But what are we doing to it? We hear more and more about how our climate is in danger. We hear about all of these international groups calling for a massive reduction in fossil fuels. We hear less about the other causes of the destruction of our climate and one of the largest contributors is factory farming, including the GMO crops and the toxic pesticides used.
According to Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, co-authors of "Livestock and Climate Change", "The environmental impact of the lifecycle and supply chain of animals raised for food has been vastly underestimated, and in fact, accounts for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gasses (GHGs).
Did you know that many counties in America aerial spray toxic chemicals over cities and towns to kill mosquitos? The department that decides to do this is called Vector Control and each city has an elected official, a Planning Commissioner or "trustee" on that board. Together, they decide when and what will be sprayed over your home, backyard gardens, playgrounds, streams, and schools, while you sleep.
This week, in my county a few of the Vector Control board members thought it might be a good idea to have only 3 people head the decision-making committee along with just one trustee from the affected areas. Their intention was to not have to have all 35 members convene if spraying were to be done, for a vote. Because 48 hours of public notice must be given (they post it on their website), they often feel it is inconvenient to have to rush to convene and give us notice before they spray.Read more
t is with a grateful but deeply saddened heart that I share this news with you today.
We cannot rejoice at the following finding, because the subject matter is of such tragedy, but we are very grateful for the work of all involved.
Today the Monsanto Tribunal judges released their findings. After hearing testimonies from mothers of children with birth defects, farmers with cancer, farmers with animals who suffered serious harm and death, and many more testimonies of harm from around the world, the international judges delivered their findings.
Due to the fact that the opinion tribunal was not taken under oath and the accused did not appear to deny or confirm the statements, the findings can only be given with the understanding that the testimonies given by the victims and claims of harm made in the tribunal will be proven to be true.
The Tribunal recognizes the fundamental right to a healthy environment and human health.
The environment is a precondition of all human health. Monsanto was found to violate that right with their products.
Monsanto has also violated the rights to healthy food and access information which is needed to protect health and environment.
Monsanto has taken actions which could be classified as ECO-cide.
Watch the tribunal decision here:
The international community, judges, health organizations, farmers, manufacturers, and consumers are sure to take notice of these important findings and re-think their use of Monsanto's products such as Roundup. We find this to be an important step in moving away from GMO chemical farming and towards organic, regenerative agriculture.We thank the international community who worked tirelessly to create this tribunal.
Read the full transcript of the findings here:
The International Monsanto Tribunal is a unique "Opinion Tribunal" convened by civil society to clarify the legal obligations and consequences of some of the activities of the Monsanto Company.
During the hearings that took place on October 15th and 16th in The Hague, judges heard testimonies related to the six questions posed to the Tribunal. The ensuing legal opinion delivered by the Tribunal includes a legal analysis of the questions asked, with respect to both existing international law, and to prospective law in order to improve international human rights and environmental law.
The advisory opinion is structured in three parts. The introductory section details the conditions within which the Tribunal was initiated. The middle section examines the six questions posed to the Tribunal. Looking at the broader picture, the final section tackles the growing asymmetry between the rights conceded to corporations and the constraints imposed upon them to protect local communities and/or future generations, wherever corporations operate.
Thank you for continuing to support our work and raise awareness for healthy communities.
We are grateful for you!
Together, we can reverse the rise of health issues and create healthy communities.
Zen and MAA Team
Have you seen the trucks spraying Roundup or Rodeo (glyphosate-based herbicides) on your street yet?
If not, they are coming! In Orange County, CA in previous years, they have sprayed 65,000 pounds of glyphosate alone, 265,000 pounds of herbicides and pesticides. All those chemicals dissipate into the air and come down as pesticide rain or drain into the ocean. Either way, we are poisoning the planet with these chemicals. This is happening in your town too. But we can stop this.
It is obvious that our federal government is not going to protect your family from toxic chemicals. The current budget proposal will fire 25% of the workforce at the EPA, cut back 31% of their budget, cut 9 staffers focused on endocrine disruptors, and yet hire 10 security detail for new EPA head Scott Pruitt.
Why are they protecting Scott Pruitt but not our babies from sex hormone disrupting chemicals? This is INSANITY!!!!
Some people feel the situation is hopeless.
But that is not true.
YOU are the hope.
WE are the hope.