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A Call on EPA to Act on GMO Weed Killer with Cancer-Risks

Friday, March 27, 2015

Last week, the World Health Organization found that glyphosate, an ingredient commonly found in herbicides used in GMO crops, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Now is the time for the EPA to act on the findings. 

EWG’s Mary Ellen Kustin:

“The American people, not Monsanto, are the ones who should be outraged (with the WHO findings). The company promised that its GMO seeds would require less weed killer than conventional crops, yet it’s now an indisputable fact that this experiment has actually required far more toxic crop chemicals.”

Read more about these findings and what the EPA can do here.

Table Scraps

Mother Jones breaks down what shouldn’t be overlooked in the GMO labeling debate.

EWG discusses the ever-growing price tag on new farm subsidies tacked onto the 2014 farm bill.

Tweet of the Day

TIME.com ‏@TIME 

This Monsanto lobbyist says weed killer is safe to drink so a TV reporter surprises him with a glass http://ti.me/1F0XvRU 

Herd Around the Hill

Sad news, the Silver Spring pirate bar, Piratz will be closing its doors on April 4. If you are void of weekend plans, give it a try before it’s gone!

 

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