Sign the petition: USDA must test food for Monsanto's RoundUp
The U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly dropped its plan to begin testing food for the world's most popular herbicide, glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp.1
Ensure our food supply is safe. Glyphosate has been deemed a probable carcinogen that can be harmful to humans. More research - not less - is needed. Resume plans to test the toxicity of glyphosate in our food. The safety of the American public and its trust in your responsibility to keep our food supply safe depends on it.
Hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticides and herbicides are applied to crops every year, and residue from these chemicals make it into the food we eat. The government's pesticide testing program is run jointly by the USDA, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, and in 2014, the Government Accountability Office found that the USDA and FDA should strengthen its residue testing process.3
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