Tell the EPA to Release ALL of Monsanto's Hidden Data on Glyphosate and GMOs
The EPA is currently reviewing all scientific evidence on glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto's bestselling weedkiller Roundup, to determine whether glyphosate causes cancer. Last year, the World Health Organization's prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared glyphosate could likely cause cancer in human and animals.
Now Monsanto's lobbyists are pressuring the EPA to declare glyphosate perfectly safe. The problem is, more than 3 decades ago EPA scientists found glyhosate's same link to cancer. That's right, in 1985, the EPA's own scientists declared glyphosate to be a Category C “possible human carcinogen” after reviewing studies submitted by Monsanto during the original approval.
Not surprisingly, Monsanto ultimately got the EPA's 1980s link to cancer reversed by submitting more corporate funded studies and the Reagan administration bought it. Incredibly, for the past 4 decades, Monsanto has been allowed to hide all the raw scientific data it submitted to the EPA under the ruse of "trade secrets".
This isn't how science or democracy are supposed to work! Corporations shouldn't be allowed to hide basic scientific data from the public. Take a stand today — Tell the EPA to release ALL of the scientific data Monsanto has submitted on glyphosate and GMOs. We can't afford to be kept in the Dark about Monsanto's secret science any longer.
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Dear Arthur A. Elkins Jr.,
We the undersigned demand the Inspector General to investigate the EPA’s consistent failure to regulate the chemical, glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely-sold weedkiller Roundup used on unlabeled genetically engineered plants, which survive being sprayed, and are then sold as food for human consumption.
For the past 4 decades, Monsanto has been allowed to hide all the raw scientific data that it submitted to the EPA during glyphosate's safety assessment from the rest of the scientific community and the American public under the ruse of "trade secrets".
This isn't how science or democracy are supposed to work. Corporations shouldn't be allowed to hide basic scientific data from the public, especially when serious questions about the safety of glyphosate continue to emerge.
New and emerging science dictates that this data be released so the scientific community can give a more realistic assessment of potential harm of Roundup, Monsanto's bestselling weedkiller and the most widely used chemical on American food crops.
We DEMAND the full release of all scientific data submitted by Monsanto during the safety assessments of Monsanto's glyphosate, Roundup and GMOs and urge a full investigation of the EPA’s regulatory process with respect to Roundup and other ingredients in Monsanto's bestselling herbicide Did low ethics result in hiding basic scientific data and create a high tolerances for chemicals dangerous to human health?
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