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Canadian charity working to protect the health of Canadians by affecting regulatory policy on pesticides and other food inputs. Currently in court with Health Canada over glyphosate.
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Daily News: Groups Petition EPA to Remove from the Market the Weed Killer Glyphosate

Last week, farmworker organizations and Beyond Pesticides—represented by the Center for Food Safety—filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging that the weed killer glyphosate be removed from the market.

[The farmworker groups petitioning include the Farmworker Association of Florida, Lideres Campesinas, Alianza Nacional De Campesinas, and the Rural Coalition.]

Jay Feldman, the executive director of Beyond Pesticides:

“The threat of glyphosate is way outside the bounds of any reasonable person’s definition of acceptable harm, surpasses allowable risk under federal pesticide law, and represents the poster child for what has gone dangerously wrong with EPA’s program to control toxic pesticides in our environment, homes, workplaces, and communities, with disproportionate injury to farmworkers and landscapers...”

“...This petition attempts to hold EPA accountable to the rule of law, while recognizing that glyphosate, which causes adverse effects to biological systems—from soil microbiota to the gut microbiome, can be replaced by cost-effective organic food production and land management.”

Prior litigation in 2022 struck down EPA’s human health assessment, with the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that the agency wrongfully dismissed glyphosate’s cancer risk. Meanwhile, verdicts against the manufacturer, Bayer, continue to pile up—a December jury verdict in Pennsylvania awarding $3.5 million and a November jury in Missouri ordering $1.56 billion to be paid to four plaintiffs.

Click here to read the petition:

Daily News Blog Post:
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“Glyphosate must be banned,” says Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America

⚠️ Loopholes #Monsanto + other manufacturers exploit for FDA approval
⚠️ The results of long-term animal studies (there are none)
⚠️ Foods to AVOID to reduce glyphosate exposure

Journalist Derrick Broze interviews Dr. Bruce Lanphear about his testimony in the EPA fluoride lawsuit. He also asks Dr. Lanphear (who resigned from Health Canada’s PMRA last year) about his work on pesticides in Canada.

Pesticides are being sprayed on Canadian forests, killing the diversity of forest life. The resulting harms are plant and animal death, destruction of forest foods, and accelerating forest fires. How is this allowed?

🌳 The approval for this use of pesticides comes from the agency responsible for "managing pests" - the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada.

🌳 PMRA says that unwanted trees and brush are “pests”. Pests are defined in the “Pest Control” law to include “a plant… that is injurious, noxious or troublesome”.

🌳 So trees are a troublesome pest? The forest industry and PMRA think they are. The aim of industry is to “harvest” one type of tree “crop”, usually evergreens (conifers), and get rid of the leafy trees (broadleaf) that get in the way – the pests.

Click link to read more about this atrocity:
Glyphosate is the main pesticide being sprayed on Canadian forests.

Spraying is a big a problem
- for people who forage, including First Nations
- for forest animals
- for hunters

People who forage for forest plants are at risk.

Registration of a pesticide requires proof that the risks of the pesticide are acceptable to human health and the environment. This standard cannot be met in the case of forest spraying of glyphosate.

The registration should be revoked.

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