The E.U.s gift to Monsanto

SumOfUs r1 We’re planning to team up with the Brussels government to sue the E.U. over its illegal approval of glyphosate. ...

We're planning to team up with the Brussels government to sue the E.U. over its illegal approval of glyphosate. Will you chip in to support our best and last chance to ban the chemical?

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The European Union didn't just ignore the will of citizens when it relicensed glyphosate, Monsanto's cancer-linked weed-killer.

The E.U. also ignored the law.

That's why we're hoping to team up with the Brussels regional government and NGO’s across the continent to sue the E.U. and phase out glyphosate across Europe. But standing up to Monsanto's army of lawyers won't be easy, so we're counting on you to make sure we have the resources to see the case through.

This is our best and last chance to reverse the EU's approval of glyphosate. Will you chip in today?

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Glyphosate, the chemical component in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, was deemed a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization in 2015.

And since the corporate giant's weed killer is the most widely-used on Earth, the chemical has been showing up everywhere.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it in nearly every single food it tested -- from granola to crackers to corn meal. In Canada, it's the most widely used herbicide on canola, soybean, field corn and wheat. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found it in 70 percent of our bodies.

Monsanto has desperately fought these claims, going so far as to ghost-write news articles and academic papers. Last November, its efforts bore fruit when the European Union narrowly voted to relicense glyphosate for five years.

The vote came despite 1.3 million signatures and the overwhelming majority of Europeans wanting to ban glyphosate. And it came despite an E.U. policy to err on the side of safety, not corporate profits, when issuing licenses.

Because the E.U. so clearly violated its own rules in green-lighting glyphosate, the region of Brussels is suing -- and SumOfUs is aiming to joining them. But Monsanto will be sure to throw an army of high-priced lawyers at the case.

We won't stop mobilizing against glyphosate until we get results -- just like we did when the EU agreed to ban major bee-killing neonics across the continent, which we're trying to do now in Canada. To hire a lawyer to go toe-to-toe with Monsanto, we have a goal of raising 20,000 euros ($30,000 CAD). But we have to act quickly before our opportunity to join the case closes.

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Thanks for all that you do,
David and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show, The Guardian, April 30, 2018
Glyphosate: "Better sorry than safe?", EQUAL, December 5, 2017
Human Exposure to Glyphosate Has Skyrocketed 500% Since Introduction of GMO Crops, EcoWatch, October 25, 2017



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