Please join us to tell the EPA we need them to protect us, not the chemical company profits and revoke the license of glyphosate!
Bring your kids, friends, and everyone you can!
We need you! Can you PLEASE show up and speak up for all of us moms and families challenged with health issues?
This is our last chance before they decide to deny or renew the license for another 15 years.
What to bring: Posters if you like. Examples might be "DENY Glyphosate, Protect Americans." Or pictures of Bees, Butterflies, Babies or Pets with PROTECT ME, DENY Glyphosate!"
We will provide a few banners for some people to hold.
WASHINGTON D.C.— Public interest, human health and environmental organizations will call on the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke glyphosate’s license—the most widely used herbicide in the world. Groups have collected thousands of public comments to the EPA at the end of the comment period, urging the agency take immediate action on this pesticide, which the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified as a “probable” carcinogen. Moms with their babies will challenge Wicked Witch Scott Pruitt to eat poisoned apples.
What: Press conference and delivery of public comments calling for EPA to revoke the license of glyphosate that hurts human health and the environment.
Kathy Blum, Moms Across America
Jay Feldman, Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
Alexis Bladen-Meyer, Political Director, Organic Consumers Association
Who: Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth, Organic Consumers Association, and Moms Across America
Visuals: Photo opportunity of wicked witch Scott Pruitt offering poisoned apples to moms with babies. Moms with their babies will challenge Pruitt to eat poisoned apples. Posters, signs, banners.
Background: The most hotly contested chemical glyphosate, in the most widely used herbicide in the world, is currently up for renewal or denial by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Glyphosate herbicides are seen as an essential tool for the agriculture and landscaping industries, and conservation.1.8 million tons of glyphosate have been recorded to be used worldwide in the past 40 years. Recent scientific studies show serious harm from glyphosate and evidence that glyphosate is contributing to the growing health crisis. Independent studies have found concentrations of glyphosate in human urine and breast milk. New research has found that exposure to glyphosate is linked to shorter pregnancy.
Apart from significant risks to human health, the U.S. Geological Survey routinely finds glyphosate in U.S. waterways. Ecological data also reports that glyphosate and glyphosate-formulated products are toxic to aquatic organisms, are extremely lethal to amphibians and a factor contributing to pollinator and monarch butterfly decline.
This month, an Appellate Court in California ruled that the state can list glyphosate as a probable carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65. The state will move ahead with warning labels on products that contain glyphosate and also prohibit discharge of the pesticide into public waterways.
The last day to comment to the EPA is April 30, 2018. Consumer and environmental groups are calling on the EPA to follow the lead of dozens of other countries around the world and deny the renewal of glyphosate’s license based on harm to human health and detrimental impacts to pollinators and wildlife.
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