The European Union is expected to decide soon whether to license glyphosate weedkiller for 15 more years, despite cancer-warnings from the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The agrochemical industry has its legion of lobbyists -- but one million ordinary Europeans could put Monsanto's favourite active ingredient out of action for good!
A coalition of grassroots groups, health- and environment experts across Europe are using an official petition for EU voters -- called a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) -- to fight back. A successful ECI guarantees us a right to a public hearing in the European Parliament, and compels the Commission to spell out what action it will take in response.
Sign the European Citizens Initiative calling for a ban on glyphosate, a trustworthy pesticide approval procedure, and EU-wide targets to cut pesticide use.
More than 600,000 Europeans have already signed the Stop Glyphosate ECI launched in February. But the ECI has to be backed by at least one million EU citizens, coming from at least 7 out of the 28 member states.