Our Millions Against Monsanto campaign to ban glyphosate is gaining steam in statehouses across the country.
Which U.S. state will be the first to ban glyphosate-based weedkillers like Roundup, the flagship pesticide manufactured by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer)?
Will it be yours?
Take Action: Make your state the first to ban Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller!
Bills to ban glyphosate have been introduced in five states:
• California’s Assembly voted in April to pass a bill that would prohibit local governments from using glyphosate-based pesticides.
• Hawaii is considering a bill to ban the use of glyphosate herbicides on or within 100 feet of schools.
• Massachusetts held a public hearing in November on several bills, including H.792 which would ban glyphosate or any product containing glyphosate, anywhere in the state. More than 100 parents, teachers, beekeepers, farmers, landscapers, pediatricians and academics spoke up in support of the bill. To get involved, please join “A Regional Gathering for Glyphosate Reduction & Organic Solutions” on January 10, 2020, at Worcester State University.
• New York is considering several bills on glyphosate, including one that would prohibit its sale and distribution.
• Vermont is considering a bill to prohibit the use of glyphosate.
Since the World Health Organization confirmed that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen, based on strong evidence linking it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 42,700 glyphosate-exposed cancer victims have filed lawsuits against Bayer. In the three cases tried to date, juries have found Monsanto guilty and ordered Bayer to pay a total of $2.375 billion.
Around the world and across the U.S., legislators are taking action to protect their citizens. Ironically, Bayer is based in Germany where the Environment Ministry will begin phasing out the use of glyphosate and ban it entirely after 2023.
So far, five U.S. states are considering bills to ban glyphosate. Will yours be next?