4 April 2019 — Organic Consumers
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is the first federal legislator and presidential candidate to call for a ban on Roundup weedkiller.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is too busy protecting Monsanto to protect you. So let’s call on all of Gabbard’s colleagues to join her in demanding Congress ban Roundup!
TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators and Members of Congress to ban Monsanto’s Roundup!
After federal jurors found that Monsanto/Bayer’s flagship herbicide caused Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Gabbard shared the newson Twitter:
“I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it: Ban roundup! It’s long past time we stopped relying on corrupt corporations with a profit incentive to fund science telling us their chemicals are ‘safe.’ Victims shouldn’t have to go to trial to get the truth.”
Then, sharing Tom Philpott’s article in Mother Jones, “Scientists Found Worrisome New Evidence About Roundup and Cancer,” Gabbard tweeted:
“It is unacceptable that it takes a lawsuit against Monsanto, maker of Roundup, to determine whether exposure to glyphosate can cause cancer. We must protect the ability of independent scientists to research & publish findings free of corporate influence”
In February, Gabbard shared Lydia Mulvany and Deena Shanker’s article in Bloomberg, “Monsanto Roundup Attacks Healthy Gut Bacteria, Lawsuit Says,” that mentions Organic Consumers Association and Beyond Pesticide’s lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C., tweeting:
“Monsanto proves they’ll do anything to pad their pockets, including manufacturing ‘scientific studies’ to influence the EPA while destroying small farmers. They unleashed the scourge of Roundup on us and should be held accountable for the consequences.”
Finally, there’s someone brave enough to be the first member of Congress and presidential candidate to call for a ban on Monsanto’s carcinogenic Roundup weedkiller! Let’s not let Gabbard stand alone.
TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators and Member of Congress to ban Monsanto’s Roundup!
Alexis, for the OCA team.