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United States Health Agencies Support the Use Of Glyphosate

Other countries in Europe and around the world recognize the World Health Organization's finding and have banned the usage of glyphosate

Monday, June 11, 2018 - The United States prides itself in being the world's leader in many areas from technology to human rights. One area where the US lags far behind other nations, however, is having the willingness to stand up to corporate interests and place the health and safety interests of its citizens before company profits. When it comes to genetically modified crops and the chemicals used to kill weeds, the US has done next to nothing to address the public's health concerns. According to Reuters, "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel." Other nations and even one US state have taken the lead to warn the public that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto/Bayer's Roundup Ready herbicide causes cancer in humans.

There are a number countries around the world that have placed limits on the use of glyphosate or have banned the chemical altogether citing studies conducted by the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC)'s findings that glyphosate definitely causes cancer in laboratory animals and, "probably causes cancer in humans." Glyphosate usage is prohibited in Malta, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, and Argentina. Germany, Italy, and France have also placed strict regulations on its usage.

The IARC is a division of the World Health Organization, unquestionably the definitive source of independent and unbiased cancer research in the world today. The results of any IARC study is automatically incorporated into the US State of California's Office of Health and Safety's list of chemical that causes cancer.

The State of California has taken the initiative to warn consumers of deadly cancer that can be the result of using Roundup Ready herbicide containing glyphosate. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), in 2017, placed glyphosate on the state's official list of cancer-causing chemicals. Monsanto will be forced to label each bottle of Roundup with an unmistakeable cancer warning, and California retailers wishing to sell the product must post a warning sign at their door to alert their customers that they sell a deadly chemical. Monsanto has been challenging the California ruling in court but the decision to include glyphosate has been upheld.

A third level of holding a company accountable for their negligence when the government turns a blind eye is through the court system. When a company is unwilling to face the fact that their product causes cancer, lawsuits are effective in not only punishing a company for their negligence but also in alerting the public to an important health issue. People exposed to glyphosate in their occupations are developing non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer and are suing Monsanto for failing to warn them of the risks. Roundup lymphoma lawsuits will hit the company where it hurts the most, in their pocketbook, and punitive damages can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Monsanto Roundup the most popular herbicide around the world, Roundup is used in yards, home gardens, schoolyards, parks, orchards, and farms.

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