In what is likely no shock to most of us, the EPA announced last week that it “continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen.”1 Monsanto’s Bayer is currently dealing with more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming the chemical in its widely popular and used Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
Environmental advocates disagreed with the decision and Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at the National Resources Defense Council said in a statement, “Health agencies and credible non-industry experts who’ve reviewed this question have all found a link between glyphosate and cancer.”1
And remember, the World Health Organization back in 2015 found glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
“Since acquiring Roundup with its purchase of Monsanto last year for $66 billion, Bayer’s legal losses have helped knock $39 billion off its market value. In addition to lawsuits, Bayer has found itself trying to tamp down a bout of unwelcome PR that came with reports by consumer groups contending traces of the chemical were showing up in beer and wine, as well as some children’s cereals. Bayer dismissed the claims as ‘misleading.'”1
We will continue to report on all these court cases and also urge everyone to stop using glyphosate containing products. We have to not only think about our planet and its health but the health of the animals and ourselves as well. Including what state we are leaving the earth in to our children.