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Glyphosate Is Spreading Like a Cancer Across the U.S.

American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey data. That amounts to nearly a pound of glyphosate for every person in the country...

In a Milestone, California Lists Monsanto’s Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

In an action with national and global implications, today California officially listed glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, as a chemical known to cause cancer under the...

Billions of Pounds of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Blanket U.S. Farmland

Farmers sprayed 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Glyphosate has been the go-to weed...

Does Monsanto’s Glyphosate Cause Cancer?

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently released and then abruptly withdrew a draft document on the cancer risks posed by the pesticide glyphosate, Monsanto jumped at the chance to say that...

Public Interest Groups on WHO's decision on Glyphosate

We the undersigned organizations strongly urge the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh heavily the decision last week by the World Health Organization to categorize glyphosate (trade name...

EWG Petitions CDC to Biomonitor Public for Glyphosate

EWG has submitted a petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requesting biomonitoring of the American public for glyphosate, a commonly used weed-killing chemical that has been...

Monsanto Bullies EPA on Glyphosate Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input on the health impacts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide

Chipotle, GMOs and Monsanto’s Toxic Glyphosate

Chipotle gets it. The popular quick-service restaurant understands that genetically engineered foods, called GMOs, are often grown in a way that is harmful to the environment.

Study: Glyphosate Doubles Risk of Lymphoma

Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have found what appears to be a strong link between pesticide exposure and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Get Glyphosate Out of Our Food!

By mecker | March 22, 2021

EWG tests have found shockingly high levels of cancer-linked glyphosate in popular PepsiCo products like Quaker Oats and Sabra Hummus.

But PepsiCo continues to allow this dangerous chemical in their food. This is unacceptable. Consumers and parents shouldn't have to worry about cancer-linked pesticides in food.

Join EWG and tell PepsiCo to get this cancer-linked weedkiller out of their

Dear Food Manufacturers: Stop Polluting Children With Glyphosate

In its latest report on glyphosate residues on common children's foods, EWG found that, like oats and wheat, chickpeas and other beans and lentils come with a dose of Roundup, a weedkiller formerly...

World Health Organization Labels Glyphosate Probable Carcinogen

The Environmental Working Group today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory GMO labeling after the World Health Organization's cancer research arm designated the...

EWG Comments to EPA on Proposed Glyphosate Decision

Environmental Working Group objects to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed decision on glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S. The EPA’s decision to allow continued...

Monsanto's Glyphosate GMO Weed-killer Is Pervasive, GMO Labels Nonexistent

Reuters reported today that recent tests by private labs have found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of honey, soy sauce, infant formula and even breast milk.

EWG Letter to PepsiCo on Glyphosate in Oat-Based Foods Marketed to Children

Attached is a letter sent by EWG to the CEO of PepsiCo detailing recent testing that found the herbicide glyphosate in oat-based their foods marketed to children.

Study: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer in History

Monsanto's signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally...

EWG Calls on CDC To Monitor US Population for Monsanto’s Weedkiller Glyphosate

Glyphosate, the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S., should be added to the list of toxic chemicals the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly measures in the bodies of the...

Bayer to end residential sales of cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate by 2023

Cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate will no longer be sold for residential use in the U.S. by 2023. The move highlights the need to also immediately halt current uses of the substance on food crops.

Study: Switching to Organic Diet Dramatically Lowers Glyphosate Levels in Adults, Children

If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet in their bodies, according to a new study reported on today by...

EWG Comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on Glyphosate Exposure

Below and attached are comments EWG has submitted to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Limit for human intake of Monsanto’s...

Americans At Greater Risk Of Glyphosate Exposure than Europeans

Americans are more likely than Europeans to be exposed to Monsanto's glyphosate weed killer. That's in large part because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's calculations to determine allowable...

10 Food Companies Join EWG Glyphosate Petition

10 food manufacturers and retailers have joined EWG's petition to sharply limit glyphosate residues allowed on oats and prohibit the pesticide's use as a pre-harvest drying agent.

EWG Comments on ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate

EWG submits comments on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate, supporting the agency's report of a possible link between glyphosate and non...

Communities Near GMO Fields Sprayed By Monsanto's Glyphosate

One reason nine out of 10 Americans want genetically engineered, “GMO,” food to be labeled is their concern over the escalation of herbicide spraying on hundreds of millions of acres of GMO crops.