An EPA review of Monsanto’s Roundup has provided the impetus for two mom-driven nonprofits to “roundup” support and recall this controversial herbicide. What’s Roundup? Well, farmers use it to control weeds. So do homeowners. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in this top-selling chemical cocktail, correlates with a number of negative health problems, and Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution are working to lobby the EPA to take it off the shelves and get it out of our food supply
Alexis Bayden-Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association tells the story:
What was supposed to be a one-hour meeting turned into two. The EPA’s Dana Vogel, director of the Health Effects Division in the Office of Pesticide Programs, and other EPA staff stayed glued to their seats 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.
The common thread in those stories? Exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.
Learn more about Roundup’s negative affects and what these two groups are doing to stop it.
- Moms to EPA: Recall Monsanto’s Roundup via Organic Consumers Association
- Angry mothers meet U.S. EPA over concerns with Roundup herbicide via Reuters