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Roundup is NOT Just a Carcinogenic Herbicide. It is a Bee Killing Pesticide Too and MUST be Banned.

A new study released April 6, 2021, in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals that Roundup, the most widely used herbicide globally and the focus of recent lawsuits regarding non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, is not just a weedkiller but a bee killer as well.

The study is monumental because the decline of bee populations has been drastically declining since Roundup was introduced to our agriculture, landscaping, and backyard gardening practices in the late 1970s. In the US, the number of honey-bee colonies dropped from 6 million in 1947 to just 2.5 million in 2014. In 2015, Monsanto made nearly $4.76 billion in sales and $1.9 billion in gross profits from herbicide products, mostly Roundup. Monsanto has long claimed that Roundup does not harm bees.

This new study tested the mortality effects of spraying the world's most popular herbicide brand (Roundup®) directly onto bumblebees at label recommended use levels.

The results showed that 94% died when exposed to Roundup® Ready‐To‐Use® and 96% died when exposed to Roundup® No Glyphosate. The scientists point out that their results show that it is the co-formulants in the product that are more toxic to bees than the glyphosate formulation. The EPA currently only requires extensive safety testing on one declared “active” ingredient in a pesticide or herbicide (in this case, the manufacturers chose the least harmful - glyphosate). This policy is inadequate for regulating the safety of the co-formulants (many petroleum-based chemicals) in the full formulation that are clearly “active” and shown to be toxic. 

Moms Across America asks you to join us in asking the Head of the EPA and the Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division to revoke the license of glyphosate and change their policy to require the full formulation safety testing. Accurate EPA analysis for approval would require long-term, independent studies on the full formulations of all pesticides and herbicide products with blood analysis on both genders of adults and larvae or fetuses for not only toxicity but also harm to endocrine systems.  

Every third bite of food humans depends on pollinators. Around the world, the movement to adopt organic regenerative farming practices is increasing and demonstrating that farming without the use of harmful agrochemicals is productive, increases water retention, raises organic matter and nutrients in the soil, decreases erosion, and reduces plant pests naturally.

 The EPA must take immediate action to revoke the license of glyphosate* herbicides and ensure safety for all pollinators, insects, wildlife, and human life on earth. The science shows that we simply cannot afford to allow the use of Roundup to continue. Nor can we allow for regulatory policies that do not ensure safety.

*Objection of EPA findings of 2016 document EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0499-0110

 

Roundup is NOT Just a Carcinogenic Herbicide. It is a Bee Killing Pesticide Too and MUST be Banned.

A new study released April 6, 2021, in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals that Roundup, the most widely used herbicide globally and the focus of recent lawsuits regarding non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, is not just a weedkiller but a bee killer as well.

The study is monumental because the decline of bee populations has been drastically declining since Roundup was introduced to our agriculture, landscaping, and backyard gardening practices in the late 1970s. In the US, the number of honey-bee colonies dropped from 6 million in 1947 to just 2.5 million in 2014. In 2015, Monsanto made nearly $4.76 billion in sales and $1.9 billion in gross profits from herbicide products, mostly Roundup. Monsanto has long claimed that Roundup does not harm bees.

This new study tested the mortality effects of spraying the world's most popular herbicide brand (Roundup®) directly onto bumblebees at label recommended use levels.

The results showed that 94% died when exposed to Roundup® Ready‐To‐Use® and 96% died when exposed to Roundup® No Glyphosate. The scientists point out that their results show that it is the co-formulants in the product that are more toxic to bees than the glyphosate formulation. The EPA currently only requires extensive safety testing on one declared “active” ingredient in a pesticide or herbicide (in this case, the manufacturers chose the least harmful - glyphosate). This policy is inadequate for regulating the safety of the co-formulants (many petroleum-based chemicals) in the full formulation that are clearly “active” and shown to be toxic. 

Moms Across America asks you to join us in asking the Head of the EPA and the Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division to revoke the license of glyphosate and change their policy to require the full formulation safety testing. Accurate EPA analysis for approval would require long-term, independent studies on the full formulations of all pesticides and herbicide products with blood analysis on both genders of adults and larvae or fetuses for not only toxicity but also harm to endocrine systems.  

Every third bite of food humans depends on pollinators. Around the world, the movement to adopt organic regenerative farming practices is increasing and demonstrating that farming without the use of harmful agrochemicals is productive, increases water retention, raises organic matter and nutrients in the soil, decreases erosion, and reduces plant pests naturally.

 The EPA must take immediate action to revoke the license of glyphosate* herbicides and ensure safety for all pollinators, insects, wildlife, and human life on earth. The science shows that we simply cannot afford to allow the use of Roundup to continue. Nor can we allow for regulatory policies that do not ensure safety.

*Objection of EPA findings of 2016 document EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0499-0110