We’re one step away from a glyphosate-free EU. For the third time in a row, member states have refused to back the Commission’s proposed licence extension for weedkiller glyphosate.
But the Commission won’t take no for an answer, and will try to force through a last-ditch appeal in Brussels June 24. Otherwise, a whole lot of Monsanto’s Roundup will be coming down from shelves across Europe this year.
Instead of heeding the cancer warnings of the WHO, the European Commission has tried to do Monsanto’s dirty work by pushing through a licence extension despite experts agreeing that a ban of the pesticide is necessary to prevent contamination of our food, water, and soil.
Tell EU member states to deal the final blow and reject any extension of the glyphosate licence on June 24.
Together we’ve created a mass movement opposing the continued use of Monsanto’s favorite pesticide -- from which contamination has been detected in food, clothing, personal hygiene products and even breast milk. And governments are finally taking notice.
France, Germany, Italy, and others all abstained from the last vote on the glyphosate extension, reflecting growing consensus that the pesticide is bad news for the people of Europe. And if we can make sure the Commission fails again to gain a qualified majority on June 24, glyphosate’s time will be up by the end of the month.
SumOfUs members have reached across the world to stand with people resisting Monsanto and other agrochemical giants. Thanks to public pressure and sound science, countries like France, Colombia, the Netherlands, and Sri Lanka have placed restrictions on glyphosate. But we know the chemical industry has a stranglehold on the European Commission, so we need to raise our voices now to make sure EU member states oppose any extension of glyphosate’s licence.
Tell EU member states that glyphosate’s time is finally up.