“This chemical harms children, babies, and fetuses. We know that, but the EPA and chemical companies continue to put it on our food. This is shocking and irresponsible,” said U.S. PIRG Toxics Director, Kara Cook-Schultz.
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.
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.
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.
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.