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Link between Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and cancer ‚cannot be ignored‘
Last week eight scientists told two California judges that the evidence points them in one direction: Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a potentially deadly cancer) in humans.
It’s now up to U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria and California State Court Judge Ioana Petrou to decide whether to believe the scientists and allow hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto go to trial—or deny cancer victims their day in court, based on Monsanto’s claims that Roundup is safe.
We hope the judges will do the right thing. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, time is running out for saner heads to prevail when it comes to how we grow our food, and how we manage our soils and waterways.
Unless we stop corporations from recklessly unleashing millions of pounds of Roundup and countless other pesticides and chemicals into our food and our environment, time will run out for us and for generations to come.
Our best hope is for you, the grassroots, to rise up and fight back.
Your donation will help fund a massive collaborative effort to build an alternative to Monsanto’s failing industrial, GMO-fueled factory farm agriculture model. Please help us reach our quarterly fundraising goal by donating today online, by mail or by phone—details here.
“Every time you look, what comes up? Glyphosate and NHL [non-Hodgkin lymphoma].”
That’s what Dr. Alfred Neugut told California judges last week. Neugut, a practicing medical oncologist, professor of cancer research and professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, said that the consistency in study findings is something that “cannot be ignored.”
Sadly, the link between Monsanto’s flagship weedkiller and multiple diseases has been ignored. For decades.
And Roundup is just the tip of the iceberg.
A team of researchers in Quebec recently concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides don’t just kill bees, they also affect unborn babies during pregnancy. And they fuel breast cancer.
We know how to grow food without these dangerous chemicals.
But we need to support the farmers who can, and want, to do it.
How? By buying their products. By supporting politicians and policies that support organic and regenerative agriculture. By supporting initiatives that create stable markets and provide the infrastructure to help these farmers succeed.
We do it together. We do it by building an unstoppable grassroots movement.
Novelist Marty Rubin wrote: “The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
We are the deep roots.
We must support the hundreds of people suing Monsanto for ruining their health and their lives.
We must use the courts to our advantage whenever and wherever possible.
Together, we must also fight for fair policies that level the playing field. For policies that support farmers who heal and regenerate the earth, not those who abuse it.
We must never doubt.
Still, in the end, it won’t be enough unless at the same time we are battling it out in the courtrooms and lobbying our politicians, we are also building the alternative.
That’s why I’m asking for your support today.
Right now, we are dedicating as much of our staff and financial resources as possible to disrupting business-as-usual by advancing an alternative that will regenerate our farms, our food, our health, our soil, our water, our economies, our communities—and even restore climate stability.
But we need your help.
That’s why I’m asking for your financial support today. Can you help us reach our spring fundraising goal? You can donate online, by mail or by phone—details here.
From all of us at OCA, thank you.
P.S. Organic Consumers Association is the major funder of Regeneration International (RI). Our partnership with RI is critical to our efforts to end factory farming and advance a new, regenerative food and farming system. We need your help. Please make a generous donation to our spring fundraising campaign today, details here.