|Glyphosate is the active agent in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and has been found to be detrimental to human health. EPA raised the allowable residue levels of glyphosate on food crops, edible oils, and animal feed!|
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new rule raising the allowed residue levels of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on food crops and more. The regulation went into effect May 1, 2013.
Tell the EPA to use the latest independent science rather than depending on industry-funded, outdated studies supplied by Monsanto!
The EPA took this action even though the scientific evidence is growing that glyphosate can cause serious health problems.
Glyphosate has been shown in several recent studies to be an endocrine disruptor, which can have long-term effects on public health, especially reproductive health, even at low levels.
A June 2013 study concluded that glyphosate “exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer.” An April 2013 study by an MIT scientist concluded that “glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins,” and pointed out that glyphosate’s “negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.”
SUBMIT COMMENTS ONLINE TO EPA
Deadline is Monday, July 1st before midnight
To submit your comment at www.regulations.gov [Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132], go to
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SAMPLE COMMENT –
Add a sentence or two at the beginning about who you are and why you care, to personalize the comment:
The EPA’s decision to raise the allowable residue limits of glyphosate is based on outdated science and will endanger Americans’ health.
The toxicology profile for glyphosate is not “complete,” as the EPA claims. Ongoing research shows glyphosate may promote breast cancer, induce inflammation, and act as an endocrine disruptor.
I urge you to perform a careful review of independent science to determine the health impacts of raising the residue limit for glyphosate, and then take action to reduce the allowed residue limits.
Why would Monsanto urge EPA to raise the amount of glyphosate allowed on our food? Presumably, it’s so they can continue to push genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant (often called “Roundup-Ready”) crops, which are designed to allow application after application of glyphosate directly to the crop. With non-genetically engineered crops, glyphosate cannot be directly applied to the crops and there would be no need to raise the residue levels.
So Monsanto will profit from the EPA’s action in two ways: sales of glyphosate and sales of genetically engineered seed.
View the EPA Request for Comments
View the EPA Docket: EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0132
-  Siriporn Thongprakaisang, Apinya Thiantanawat, Nuchanart Rangkadilok, Tawit Suriyo, and Jutamaad Satayavivad, Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Jun 10. pii: S0278-6915(13)00363-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.05.057 [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170]
 Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases, Entropy 2013, 15(4), 1416-1463; doi:10.3390/e15041416 [http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416]
Published on May 10, 2013 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_AHLDXF5aw]
This video of Jeffrey Smith interviewing Stephanie Seneff, PhD–a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and co-author of a recently published study on glyphosate which is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Round-up herbicide–has also been segmented into a video guided tour [some are linked below].
Glyphosate was “supposed” to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article just published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”
That’s right. The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and which gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism … gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.”
Also read: “The Crazy New Research on Roundup” at www.rodale.com[Back to Top]
NaturalNews.com – EPA Action Alert
(NaturalNews) This is an urgent action alert from Natural News and the Health Ranger. Public comments are due by July 1 to object to new EPA regulations which are already in place, allowing glyphosate contamination of food crops, edible oils and waterways at concentrations which are thousands of times higher than the amount needed to cause cancer.
The new regulation, which can be viewed HERE, sets the following regulations regarding glyphosate residues on crops:
• It allows forage and hay teff to contain up to 100 ppm glyphosate (that’s over one million times the concentration needed to cause cancer according to a recent study). See PubMed source here:
• Allows oilseed crops (flax oil, canola oil, soybean oil, olive oil, etc.) to contain up to 40 ppm glyphosate (which is over 100,000 times the concentration needed to cause cancer)
• RAISES the allowable glyphosate contamination level of root crops (such as potatoes) from 200 ppb to 6000 ppb.
• Allows glyphosate contamination of fruits at anywhere from 200 ppb to 500 ppb.