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