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viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016

Stop Glyphosate.

Stop Glyphosate

To the European Commission, the Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, and responsible Ministers of the Member States.
Ayúdanos a difundir la palabra y recoger más firmasStop Glyphosate PetitionNo more weed killer in our bodies. Decline the renewal of glyphosate, a poison commonly used in pesticides like Monsanto’s Roundup. Independent experts of the WHO classified it as a probable cause of cancer. We do not want this poisonous chemical anywhere near our parks, our homes, or our food.Why is this important?
Did you know a poisonous, potentially cancer-inducing chemical could be present in your body? [1, 2] Scientists have found traces of it in almost every other person’s urine. [3] This is because our food is likely being sprayed with it.
This Monday the EU plans to decide whether to extend the use of this toxic chemical for another fifteen years. Big producers of weed killer like Monsanto are lobbying to protect their profits. Their deep pockets have been paying for “studies” and “expert” opinions to show that their product is safe.
But we know that cancer-inducing poison should not be sprayed in our neighbourhoods. Farmers who produce our fruits and vegetables should not be using this toxic chemical.
Across Europe 159,873 people have already taken action against renewing approval of this chemical. This Monday in Brussels, we are going to be handing over these signatures to the Standing Committee responsible for this decision. If more of us don’t speak out now – we could be stuck with this chemical for the next fifteen years.
Take action: sign the petition against Monsanto’s cancer-inducing poison.


[1] This chemical is called Glyphosate and is one of the most widely used active substances in pesticides worldwide.
This campaign is run in partnership with, Corporate Europe Observatory, Ecologistas en Action, Fundación Alborada, Générations futures, HEAL (Promoting environmental policy that contributes to good health), Pesticide Action Network Europe, Pesticide Action Network - Italy, Pesticide Action Network -Germany, Pesticide Action Network UK, WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future), Wemos and Global2000.

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