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NRDC Sues US EPA For Continuing To Allow Use Of Toxic Weed Killer Glyphosate

By reapproving the use of this pesticide — putting both public health and the environment at risk — the Trump administration is, once again, ignoring the science. NRDC and the Pesticide Action Network sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its reapproval of the widely used pesticide glyphosate, threatening not only public health but also pollinators, which help sustain one in every three bites of food. “By rubber-stamping the reapproval of glyphosate, the EPA ignored warnings from the scientific and environmental community,” says Sylvia Fallon, senior director of NRDC’s wildlife division. NRDC has fought for nearly a decade to restrict the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed-killing product Roundup. Applied in large quantities to industrial crops, the toxic chemical easily spreads through soil and water — showing up in drinking water and food supplies, including in kids’ favorites like oatmeal and snack bars. Scientific evidence links glyphosate exposure to birth defects and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Read more....

 

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