Join with Avaaz to help ban glyphosate and stop Monsanto from trying to re-approve the toxic weed-killer
Glyphosate is a toxic weed-killer that probably causes cancer and is so common that studies have found it in our blood, but we have no idea when we are exposed to it. Monsanto thought renewal of glyphosate was a done deal. But now, after over 2 million of us joined the biggest global petition against glyphosate ever and massive targeted public pressure, the future of the Monsanto model is more in question than ever before. Together we forced this from a formality for a new 15-year license into a heated political debate that ended up as a vote on an 18-month emergency extension. This week, European nations rejected even that. Europe just took an extraordinary vote, refusing to grant Monsanto a license for its main product and cornerstone of its empire – the cancer-linked weed killer glyphosate.
Avaaz staff met with the office of the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety last year and secured a crucial promise that the UN study, that found glyphosate probably causes cancer, would be included in Europe’s decision-making. Last week the Commissioner’s top advisor said our push had played an important part in the debate.
Over a hundred thousand European Avaazers sent messages or made calls to their governments. Throughout the last year,
Avaaz has been all over European media showing massive public rejection of glyphosate.
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How you can help
While the battle to get glyphosate out of our parks, playgrounds and fields is far from over, this powerful step takes us closer. Like with climate change and the Paris agreement, Avaaz has mobilised people on this issue at an unprecedented scale – we’ve taken the fight against Monsanto to a whole new level, and now it’s up to all of us, over the next 18 months, to win it.
Join in the fight: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/nothing_we_cant_do/