Moms Meet With EPA to Recall Monsanto's RoundUp
Hell hath no fury. . . like a mom whose child has been sickened by a toxin that’s almost impossible to avoid.
Two activist groups, Moms Across America and the Thinking Moms' Revolution, want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recall Monsanto’s RoundUp, the most widely used pesticide in the world. Now's the time to do it, they say, because the EPA is conducting a registration review of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup.
Representatives of the two groups contacted the EPA to request a meeting. When the EPA ignored them, they rallied supporters. Over a period of three days, about 10,000 moms from all over the country rang the phones off the hook at the EPA.
A week later, five Moms Across America leaders were sitting around a boardroom table with nine EPA employees who have the power to recall Roundup. What was supposed to be a one-hour meeting turned into two. The EPA employees stayed glued to their seats as one mother after another shared heart-wrenching stories of their experiences parenting children with life-threatening allergies, severe gastrointestinal problems, mysterious autism-spectrum disorders, and major nutritional deficiencies.
The common thread in those stories? Exposure to glyphosate.