Congressional Leaders Call for Pesticide Investigation

Congressional Leaders Call for Pesticide Investigation

U.S. PIRG supports a letter from four Energy and Commerce Committee members, who are calling for a Congressional investigation into some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent regulatory actions on pesticides.

USDA announces that it won't test food for Roundup

USDA announces that it won't test food for Roundup

Coming on the release of emails showing Monsanto pressured EPA officials to declare glyphosate is not a carcinogen, the EPA, USDA, and FDA testing of glyphosate residues in food as part of the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) has coincidentally been put on hold.

Victory for Public Health: Monsanto Defeated in California Roundup Case

Victory for Public Health: Monsanto Defeated in California Roundup Case

A district court judge last week dismissed Monsanto’s lawsuit against the California Environmental Protection Agency. Based on the ruling, consumers will soon be informed of the health risks of Roundup and other products containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. 

Monsanto’s trade group targets independent science with new campaign

Monsanto’s trade group targets independent science with new campaign

Now more than ever, we must fight for sound, unbiased science. Unfortunately a trade group which represents Monsanto and other chemical corporations just launched a new campaign called the “Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research,” which clearly seeks to accomplish just the opposite.

24,500 CALL ON THE EPA TO BAN ROUNDUP

24,500 CALL ON THE EPA TO BAN ROUNDUP

More than 24,000 people from across the country called on the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to ban Roundup unless and until it can be proven safe. 

The risks of Roundup

The risks of Roundup

Monsanto says Roundup is safe, and doesn't need further review by the EPA. We disagree.

Bayer to Buy Monsanto: A bad idea

Bayer to Buy Monsanto: A bad idea

In September, the German health and chemical conglomerate Bayer announced that it plans to buy Monsanto. Put simply, this is bad news.