The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used in the United States every year.
Yet just as the Environmental Protection Agency was ready to hold four days of hearings to discuss whether the main ingredient in Roundup can cause cancer, they yielded to industry pressure and postponed the hearings.
Each day that passes means another day that the chemicals in Roundup turn up in our rivers, food, and our bodies. Tell the EPA to reschedule the hearings as soon as possible.
Dear EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,
The World Health Organization and others have raised serious questions about the impact of Roundup's chemical ingredients on our food supply and our health.
Yet just as the EPA was set to hold hearings to discuss whether glyphosate can cause cancer, the hearings were postponed, possibly due to the chemical industry's objections.
Each day that passes means another day that the chemicals in Roundup turn up in our rivers, food, and our bodies. Please reschedule these hearings as soon as possible.