The World Health Organization says Monsanto's glyphosate pesticide probably causes cancer.
So why is Amazon selling it if it's not completely safe?
There's a global movement to ban glyphosate and pressure retailers to take it off the market.
But Amazon is the #1 online retailer (and 3rd largest retailer overall) in the world, and if we can convince Amazon to stop selling glyphosate, it'll be a huge step to getting it off the market everywhere.
Glyphosate, sold under the brand name Roundup, has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Its toxicity is wide-reaching, found in food, water, and soil. It's been linked to pregnancy complications and die-off of species of insects and amphibians.
Despite Monsanto's efforts to discredit the mountain of evidence piling up against Roundup, the EU has decided to a shortened approval period for the chemical and parts of the United States is working to ban glyphosate altogether.
But if we could get Amazon to stop selling the harmful herbicide, other retailers would likely follow suit and help support non-toxic alternatives.
Amazon has folded under pressure before, agreeing to stop selling foie gras on its UK site after public outcry. And when SumOfUs’s millions of members get together, we will not be ignored. That’s why huge retailers like Lowe’s stopped selling neonicotinoid pesticides, and how we’ve been able to stymie the Monsanto-Bayer merger.
Taking on retail giant Amazon is no easy task, and we need your help.