Massive Citizens Initiative Demands Ban of Monstanto’s Roundup in All 50 States

Posted: November 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

In early November, the organization Moms Across America launched a nationwide campaign to finally ban glyphosate herbicides in every state in America.

With the formidable support of millions of people collectively, the Organic Consumers Association, the Institute for Responsible Technology, and the Thinking Moms Revolution, a unification is taking place to put actual pressure on state governors to act now.

While people who understand the dangers of glyphosate herbicides surely also understand the revolving door between government and corporations such as Monsanto or DuPont, BASF or Dow Chemical, and these people typically understand that a “ban” on something is technically using government force to stop something, the situation we are in, under the rule of government, leaves people with no option but to demand that this government use the force it has given itself to do something right.

According to a statement from Moms Across America:

“European Member states, after considering volumes of scientific studies and numerous testimonies by lawyers and researchers, have refused to renew the license for glyphosate. If it is not safe for Europeans, and Malta, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, and Argentina who have banned glyphosate, then we do not want glyphosate in our United States. We urge our governors to take bold steps like the Governor of Arkansas and Missouri did in banning Dicamba, and ban glyphosate herbicides and toxic chemicals immediately.” – Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director of Moms Across America

Glyphosate herbicides or Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer, the most widely used herbicide in history, has been proven to cause serious harm to life. Glyphosate has contaminated our planet and is now found in our children’s urine, mother’s milk, our bloodstreams, and our food, beverages, and water.

In 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization found that glyphosate “is a probable human carcinogen.”

In July of 2017 the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate to its Prop 65 list of known carcinogens.

In October of 2017, after 1 million Europeans requested a ban, 72% of the Members of the European Parliament voted to BAN glyphosate and EU Member states have refused to renew the license.”

The MAA statement includes further evidence that will probably be succinctly presented to these people who claim to represent us in government. . .

via Massive Citizen Initiative Demands Ban of Monsanto’s Glyphosate in All 50 States

Comments
  1. “Glyphosate herbicides or Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer, the most widely used herbicide in history, has been proven to cause serious harm to life. Glyphosate has contaminated our planet and is now found in our children’s urine, mother’s milk, our bloodstreams, and our food, beverages, and water.”

    Well, if that is the case, then it will do as much good as closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. There have been tests conducted in multiple states that have concluded that our ground soil is toxic. Arsenic has been found in topsoil damn near everywhere.

    When I was in Minnesota, tests were done on Lake Street in Minneapolis because a group wanted to plant an urban garden, but the test results came back that the soil was heavily contaminated with arsenic. So much for the urban garden. We cannot escape from a world that we have poisoned and that is why cancer diagnoses are on the rise when cancer was unheard of so long ago. We’ve poisoned the oceans, the air and the ground on which we walk and now, we want to take steps to ban the products that leave a lasting toxin? Too late!

  2. I guess I take the long view on this issue, Shelby. It’ definitely too late for me – I suffer from a chronic illness I can’t get rid of. However I see a possibility of helping other people. If we can limit people’s exposure to Roundup and other toxic chemicals, they will experience less illness and less severe illness than if we continue to pile on the toxic chemicals. People who are informed can reduce their exposure by eating organic vegetables (to be certified you have to test your soil for toxins). There are even methods (mainly by growing hemp) of clearing soils of heavy metals and other toxins (including radioactive nucleotides).

    I have a lot of time for Moms Across America – mainly because it was their group that woke Americans to GMOs. No one (except me) had even heard of GMOs when I left the US 2002. I also like the fact that they are non-partisan and draw members and supporters from across the political spectrum. I find the current polarization between the false (Ie CIA manufactured) left and the false right extremely damaging.

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