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Help stop Monsanto from wiping out the monarchs: Donate $10 or more now!

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Monarch butterflies are in trouble. They’ve declined by 90% in the last 20 years. And a key culprit is the massive increase in the use of glyphosate — a.k.a. Monsanto’s Roundup®.

It’s a simple formula: More Roundup® = less milkweed = fewer monarchs.

At Friends of the Earth, we’re working to get this toxic pesticide out of our food system and shift to organic agriculture — but we need your help.

Donate $10 or more and help stop Monsanto from wiping out the monarchs!

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Over the last two decades, what used to be a roaring river of butterflies migrating to Mexico each year has become a trickle.

At the same time, the amount of Roundup® being used each year has increased significantly. Use jumped from only 11 million pounds in 1987 to nearly 300 million pounds in 2016. It’s been a 15-fold increase just since 1996!

It’s no wonder our butterflies are in trouble. And the dramatically increased use of Roundup® is bad for us as well — the World Health Organization has found this pesticide is a probable carcinogen.

The evidence is clear: we must stop supporting a food system built on toxic pesticides like Roundup® and instead build a future of organic for all.

But instead, the Trump administration is poised to hand Monsanto a license to pollute our environment, harm our health, and wipe out monarch butterflies. The EPA is signaling that it intends to allow Big Ag to keep dousing our food in this toxic chemical.

Already, more than 30,000 Friends of the Earth members like you have demanded that the EPA act on this chemical. Now, we need your help to keep this work going.

Stop Monsanto from poisoning our environment and communities with Roundup®: Donate $10 or more today!

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Roundup® is wiping out butterflies and putting our health at risk — but it’s making $5 billion every year in profits for Monsanto. So surely the company is doing everything it can to protect those profits.

Friends of the Earth members like you have been leading the fight against Monsanto to eliminate these pesticides. You’ve called on food companies like Ben & Jerry’s and Kroger to get glyphosate out of the products they sell. These companies can help speed up the transition to organic agriculture.

Meanwhile, we’re working with supermarkets to get toxic chemicals like this out of the food they sell and increase their organic offerings. Last month, Costco announced that it’s taking steps to do that. And Kroger — the nation’s second largest food retailer — said it will eliminate some pesticides from its garden plants. These companies aren’t going nearly far enough, but this progress shows that if we keep the pressure on, we can push them to do more.

Together, we can save monarch butterflies from extinction. We can move to a truly sustainable, healthy, organic food system that works for pollinators, people and the planet. But we need you with us.

Help save monarchs from extinction: Give $10 or more today!

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Standing with you,
Tiffany Finck-Haynes,
Senior food futures campaigner,
Friends of the Ear

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