Open Letter to US Citizens and Women’s, Food, Organic Farming, Endangered Species, and Environmental Organizations
Your actions, based on the following information, could alter the future of our planet.
Glyphosate herbicides are the most widely used agrochemicals in the world. According to the EPA, over 300 million pounds are used in the United States each year, 280 million pounds directly on our food. Crops such as soy, corn, sugar, wheat, beans, peas, alfalfa, and oats make up just some of the crops that feed livestock and humans contaminated with high levels of glyphosate. If our families and pets are not eating only organic food, they consume glyphosate in nearly every bite of their meals. Glyphosate has been found on thousands of human food samples such as cereal, orange juice, eggs, and in pet food, tap water, in our breastmilk, children’s urine, streams, ocean water, and even the rain.
A study by Professor Paul J. Mills, Ph.D., and his clinical research team at the University of California showed in the Journal of the American Medical Association a greater than 1000% increase in human glyphosate levels over the past 23 years.
Studies on glyphosate herbicides have proven either causal or connection to increased risks of multiple cancers, including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, neurotoxicity, thyroid damage, autism symptoms, nonalcoholic liver disease, the disruption of gut bacteria, which weakens the immune system and can lead to chronic illness, hormonal imbalance, depression, aggression, and addiction. It has also been implicated in causing congenital disabilities, miscarriages, and endocrine disruption, linked to diabetes, obesity, and numerous illnesses.
In summary, Glyphosate exposure is weakening our immune systems, increasing symptom severity from COVID, and contributing to our national shutdown and economic crisis!
The federal EPA is currently accepting comments regarding whether or not to revoke the license of glyphosate (or merely restrict its use) based on their assessment of harm to endangered species. Their initial report claims that the 280 million pounds used per year on agriculture have no impact on endangered species. Only the landscaping use (20 million pounds) harms them. This is false. The agricultural use of glyphosate also has a huge impact on endangered species. The drift, runoff into waterways, and impact on the soil and wildlife surrounding agricultural land, which consists of 913 million acres in the USA, is the primary source of harm to our environment. For some states, such as Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, between 85-91% of their state is farmland, primarily conventional farmland that uses glyphosate. Therefore many states have more land being sprayed with glyphosate than not. The impact is enormously detrimental to their soil, water, air, wildlife, organic farming contamination, and human population health.
One can only ascertain that if glyphosate is proving to cause harm 93% of endangered species and 97% of their critical habitats, which are also our habitats, that if we do not act now, we humans and our pets will also soon be endangered species. Please act now!
Take Action Today!
We are asking you, pleading with you, to please make a direct comment (the only ones that count) to the US EPA by March 12, 2021, to ban the use of glyphosate herbicides in the United States. You may use any of the following reasons and any links to studies found on our data page here and comment directly to the EPA using docket number was EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0585 click here- www.regulations.gov.
- Glyphosate is never used alone. Therefore the impact of use, assessment, and approval or denial of its license must include the full formulation studies. Independent, long term studies with blood analysis of the full formulation impact must be included.
- Glyphosate herbicides are endocrine disruptors by many independent studies, and impact has been found to impact multiple generations.
- Over 40 countries and hundreds of cities, school districts, and counties have banned or severely restricted glyphosate use around the world. Discontinuing glyphosate in farming, particularly as a desiccant, has been shown to improve the quality of the grains and the soil and reduce contamination of the environment and residues in food consumed by humans animals, which improves overall health.
- The IARC has found glyphosate herbicides to be carcinogenic. Cancer is often caused by endocrine disruption. Cancerous, life-threatening tumors have been found in alarming numbers on turtles, deer, fish, and numerous species.
- Glyphosate herbicides have been found in streams, ocean water, and even the rain, and by the EPA’s own acknowledgment, is highly toxic to aquatic life. Glyphosate herbicides harm 93% of endangered species and 97% of their critical habitats. Continuing the use of this chemical for any reason only increases the rate of losing our endangered species. It must be discontinued in the marketplace and agricultural, landscaping, forestry, and utility use.
We encourage you to personalize your message, or the EPA will not count it as a unique comment. Please state in your words why it is important to you or your organization to ban the use of glyphosate in the United States for any reason.
Please let us know if you have an organization and you have sent a message and will ask your networks to comment. We are tracking the number of organizations. If granted permission, we will publish the organizations' names that have commented and sent a letter to both of the above listed regulatory agencies reminding them of our numbers in unity. Please email [email protected] with your organization's name and the number of supporters you represent after you have submitted a comment and, if you wish, a link to your comment.
Thank you very much!
Founding Executive Director
and Moms Across America Team