You can help stop Monsanto from silencing an important WHO report on herbicides

What’s happening?

A report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that a Monsanto weed killer ingredient, glyphosate, is probably causing cancer. The report is based on a review of existing evidence and stopped short of saying the chemical conclusively causes cancer, because these existing studies focused on a limited population of healthy male workers; they did not include young people or women.

“What the scientists do know is that the people in these studies who were exposed to glyphosate experienced a higher incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma than those not exposed to the chemical. Other studies found that glyphosate led to DNA and chromosomal damage in human and animal cells in vitro, which can lead to cancer.” – Quartz daily brief

Avaaz’s campaign

Avaaz are working to demand that the use of glyphosate in products be suspended. In the meantime, Monsanto are trying to get WHO to retract their report.

“Monsanto is demanding the World Health Organisation retract their ground-breaking report. And experts say the only way to ensure the science is not silenced is if the public demands action, now.
The regulatory system is renowned for being secretive and captured by the agro-chemical industry. But we have a unique moment right now — glyphosate is officially being reassessed in the EU, the US, Canada, and Brazil, and the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and El Salvador are all looking at a ban.”

Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

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The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

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The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

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How you can help

Support Avaaz and help stop Monsanto from silencing this important WHO report. With your help we can get glyphosate banned from use. Send your message now;

“Until glyphosate can be proven safe, you must ensure people are not exposed to it.” – Avaaz

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/monsanto_dont_silence_science_loc/?slideshow

 

 

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