European Commission Postpones Decision On Glyphosate – Monsanto Are Fuming. Final Push To Get EU To Say ‘No’.


I just received some breaking news: the European Commission had to postpone a decision on glyphosate — again! This is huge and was only possible thanks to your tireless work raising the alarm about Monsanto’s toxic weedkiller.

What does that mean for us? Well, it’s good news to start with. The European Commission has been trying to get glyphosate renewed for another ten years. But thanks to you, they failed to get a majority of EU countries to back the renewal of glyphosate.

Monsanto is fuming!

Glyphosate is the main ingredient for Monsanto’s best-selling weedkiller RoundUp. If we can get glyphosate banned, it’s going to be a major blow to Monsanto’s operations.

We just bought ourselves another two weeks to campaign the hell out of this. We know that Monsanto will do everything in its power to lobby politicians all over Europe.

Your work has been crucial in making sure we could even get this far. A few months ago, no one thought it was possible to ban glyphosate but you’ve given Monsanto a run for their money.

Thanks to the support from SumOfUs members like you, we paid for an opinion poll that showed Europeans want an immediate ban on glyphosate. Your donations meant the polling results were published in key European newspapers such as Le Monde and Le Figaro — just days before EU decision makers met to vote on the glyphosate renewal.

And just two days ago, we delivered our petition against glyphosate to the German Green Party, asking it to keep its campaign promise to ban glyphosate when elected into government.

Now, it’s time to brace ourselves for the final showdown and we don’t have much time. The vote is like to take place in as little as 11 days.  

We have shown that we can win this. After Italy and Austria, members like you also recently pushed France to commit to voting “No” on a licence renewal for glyphosate.

It’s up to us now, to double-down and make sure EU governments don’t agree to anything less than a ban on glyphosate. But we can only do it with your help.

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides, and it’s found in stuff that we use and eat every single day: clothing, personal hygiene products, beer, even breast milk and honey.

The World Health Organization’s cancer research institute classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic. Research shows that pregnant women exposed to glyphosate had infants with low birth weights and birth defects. And glyphosate has been linked to die-off of honeybee colonies that are essential for our food production. According to a recent study, glyphosate has even been shown to harm bees’ ability to navigate back to their hives.

It’s time to stop Monsanto for good. Can we count on your support to stop Monsanto’s poisonous weedkiller chemical?

Thanks for all that you do,
Anne and the team at SumOfUs




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