US EPA Continues Glyphosate Cancer Cover Up with Regulatory Review Publication

Posted on Jan 31 2020 - 1:27am by Sustainable Pulse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued its glyphosate cover-up by announcing Thursday that they have finished and published their regulatory review and found that glyphosate is ‘not a carcinogen’.

In a statement released Thursday the agency said; “EPA has concluded that there are no risks of concern to human health when glyphosate is used according to the label and that it is not a carcinogen.”

The EPA’s findings contradict the findings of a working group of 17 experts from 11 countries from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), who in 2015 classified glyphosate as a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’.

Also in 2015 Sustainable Pulse uncovered a 30 year cover up by Monsanto and the EPA, related to the probable carcinogenicty of glyphosate, the World’s most used herbicide and according to Sustainable Pulse Director, Henry Rowlands, “as expected the cover-up simply continues.”

Rowlands continued “One thing that helps the EPA continue to assist companies such as Bayer/Monsanto to harm public health, is the fact that there are a lack of independent comprehensive studies out there on the harm being caused globally by glyphosate-based herbicides, due to a lack of available funding. This is something that the Global Glyphosate Study is trying to put right.”

Bayer / Monsanto, which produces the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, is currently facing more than 75,000 court cases in the U.S., some of which have already proven that Roundup is carcinogenic and specifically that it causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dr. Charles Benbrook, Project Coordinator of the Heartland Study, reacted to the EPA’s announcement; “I am flabbergasted at this decision. There is NOTHING — ZERO — in the EPA decision to reduce worker exposures and risks.

How can the EPA ignore the thousands of comments highlighting the need for EPA to recover its spine and require Bayer/Monsanto and other registrants to take out the high-risk surfactants in glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs), so the GBHs sold in the US are as safe as the reformulated products now sold in Europe?

And why did the EPA not require registrants to add onto labels a requirement for mixer-loaders and applicators to wear gloves, long sleeve pants, chemical-resistant shoes (aka  rubber boots), especially for applicators using hand-held equipment and spraying a GBH for several hours per day, over many days per year, as part of their job, or in keeping up with weeds on their rural property, homestead, or farm?

This irresponsible action by the EPA sets the stage for a concerted campaign by activists and public health advocates to ban all uses of GBHs. For obvious reasons, their prime target won’t be this EPA, and will instead focus on major food companies.”

Food companies are already reacting in the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe by signing up to The Detox Project’s Glyphosate Residue Free certification for their products, which is now one of the fastest growing certifications in North America.

“It is time for consumers to show our industry-supporting government regulators that it really doesn’t matter if they try to hide the truth, we can all make a difference by forcing change at the check-out,” Rowlands concluded.

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  1. les braden January 31, 2020 at 02:27 - Reply

    Im so glad you publish this stuff ongoingly. Please put links on your pages to allow us, with whom it resonates deeply, to post it on social media. This information needs to be publicly broadcast to as wide an audience as possible. Monsanto as you know pulls trillions of dollars from the sale of this chemical and can easily afford to spend a billion buying all these agencies to avoid having protections put in place. Only mass public demand and voter action is going to change this.

  2. John.Russell Lemon January 31, 2020 at 02:27 - Reply

    Glyphosate may not directly cause cancer, but it locks up the essential metal nutrients that we absolutely need to prevent cancer, diabetes and dementia. Roundup also contains 2,4-D that was a main ingredient in Agent Orange that caused massive birth defects in Central Viet-Nam in the 1960s. A junior high school near here had a plane spraying a herbicide next to it. It was a warm day and the windows were open. In a class of eighth graders, 13 students died of cancer within a year. My oldest son also died. I have a good friend that used Roundup in his yard. He now has cancer. An yet Roundup is now in 70% of the non-organic food in most supermarkets. We are being poisoned. .

  3. Ron January 31, 2020 at 03:26 - Reply

    Just curious. Wasn’t it the state Attorney Generals that finally went after tobacco companies that were doing the same thing? Can’t advocacy focus on the state level? Also, how about going after the leaders of the company’s and agency’s on the world stage for crimes against humanity? Is this any difference that using chemical warfare, mass killings, etc.? The power that industry holds over the US Government is so out of control there will eventually be a blow back. Hopefully, younger politicians and voters will begin to shift things away from this system. Sorry to say the current status quo doesn’t seem to care.

  4. jbd January 31, 2020 at 03:47 - Reply

    Oh surprise, surprise. The EPA’s announcement comes the same day Safe Food Matters’ is in federal court challenging Health Canada’s renewal of glyphosate. A little too coincidental if you ask me

  5. Robert January 31, 2020 at 05:11 - Reply


  6. Clemente January 31, 2020 at 16:07 - Reply

    Enterpri$e Protection Agency AKA Every Poi$on Allowed: Doing their be$t to allow any toxin since 1970!

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