Tell the FDA to Routinely Screen Food for Glyphosate

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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to the FDA, demanding routine testing of U.S. food for glyphosate residue.

[Update 3/16/17: We have sent the first letter to the FDA with 1,000+ of your signatures. We will continue to send letters every 1,000 signatures. Thank you!]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed the presence of glyphosate in a variety of  oat products, including oat cereals for babies.

Recently the USDA started testing U.S. foods for glyphosate, the active ingredient used in Monsanto’s Roundup and which has been linked to cancer. Last year the World Health Organization released a report by a group of international cancer experts that stated glyphosate is a probably human carcinogen.

Despite these recent findings, Roundup continues to be the most heavily used weed killer in the world. The EPA still maintains that glyphosate is “not likely” to cause cancer.

The current safe levels for glyphosate in oats, as suggested by the EPA, is 30 ppm. The levels detected in the findings fall within this range. In 2013 Monsanto requested and receive higher tolerances for many foods. In the European Union the tolerance levels are much lower, for example the tolerance for glyphosate in oats is 20 ppm.

Monsanto and U.S. regulators maintain that all of these findings show that glyphosate levels in our food are too low to cause any health concerns, but many believe that food will need to continue to be routinely tested to maintain safe levels. Besides that, some foods in the United States do not have a legal tolerance level. For example, honey does not have a legal tolerance level, yet when tested earlier this year every sample came back with traces of glyphosate, some with residue levels double the limit allowed in the European Union.

Help us tell the FDA that they need to routinely screen foods for glyphosate and maintain low levels of contamination regardless of their stance on glyphosate being linked to cancer.


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  • Sign the petition: Tell the FDA to Routinely Screen Food for Glyphosate
  • It has been abundantly clear for years that Monsanto would attack any challenge to it’s Roundup Herbicide.

    Emails unsealed in a California lawsuit last week reveal that Monsanto engaged in activities aimed at undermining efforts to evaluate a potential link between glyphosate – the active ingredient of the company’s popular herbicide Roundup – and cancer. The documentary, “What the Health” reveals that most government watch dog agencies did not want to talk about any health risks. Traces of herbicide Roundup have been found in oats, and many crackers. That illustrates the importance of a credible and independent agency conducting a study to establish whether there is a link between glyphosate and cancer.
  • Have integrity – you are shaping the future of the world.
  • Sign the petition: Tell the FDA to Routinely Screen Food for Glyphosate
  • To many people are getting sick. Please test for our food safety. Work for the people not big business please!!
  • Sign the petition: Tell the FDA to Routinely Screen Food for Glyphosate
  • Glyphosate in our foods when we eat it binds to our minerals such as calcium , magnesium and zinc crucial for the development of a healthy brain , healthy immune system and healthy central nervous system which our children are still developing and its crucial that these minerals that roundup glyphosate binds to them and withdraws them out of the body. How is that any good for us and our children
  • matt gordon
  • Mark Joy
  • Nancy L Holle

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