Sunday, April 14, 2019

Stop Glyphosate Now! Support the Keep Food Safe From Glyphosate Act of 2019!

A recent post discussed lawsuits brought by people harmed by glyphosate and the herbicide (weed killer) containing this chemical.  
http://www.illinoisrighttoknowgmo.org/2019/04/a-new-headache-for-bayer.html

These glyphosate-loaded weed killers are still widely used in the United States today!  In fact, the most frequent agricultural use of genetic engineering in the United States today is to develop plants able to withstand applications of glyphosate, which has been found to be a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization.    

Glyphosate is the principal active ingredient in Monsanto’s (now Bayer’s) best-selling herbicide, Roundup.  Crops genetically engineered to survive it allow whole fields to be treated with glyphosate-containing herbicides without killing the food crops.  
Glyphosate is also used as a "crop drying" agent for certain crops. 

Beside the resulting environmental contamination, human health and beneficial wildlife are also at risk from this use of glyphosate.  Read about lawsuits and awards to cancer victims and others at: 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-ceo/ceo-sees-bayer-massively-affected-by-herbicide-litigation-idUSKCN1RN0WS

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) has introduced a bill in Congress to require the government to test our food for glyphosate residues and take other measures to reduce glyphosate contamination.

This will not completely stop the use of glyphosate, but it is an important step in the right direction.

Our friends at Just Label It (www.justlabelit.org) and Only Organic (www.onlyorganic.org) are getting the word out about this and have provided a "salsa" form to make it easy for you to share you views with your Representatives in Congress.  Just use the "salsa" link below to ask your Representative in Congress to support the Keep Food Safe From Glyphosate Act of 2019. 

TAKE A MINUTE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
You can use their words (or your own) and it will go automatically to your Representative in Congress. 
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50202/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22412&tag=201904GlyphTestingBillOO&track=ACTION_GlyphTestingBill_OO

OR, If you prefer to write or call your Representative in Congress yourself, this website helps you find your Representative’s contact information: 
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Ask your Representative to SUPPORT "H.R. 1783, the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act of 2019." 

You can read this bill and track its progress at: 
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1783?s=1&r=26

Here is more information about this dangerous agricultural chemical enabled by genetic engineering.
http://www.justlabelit.org/top-news-stories-on-monsantos-glyphosate-take-away-facts/

Please act NOW to support this legislation to help keep glyphosate residues out of our food!