UPDATE, August 2018:
This is huge: A US court just ruled in favor of DeWayne Johnson, the first person to sue Monsanto over glyphosate's cancer-causing properties. Bayer's shares are plummeting, and European leaders have begun to talk about accelerating a ban on glyphosate. It's only a matter of time now -- let's keep the pressure up and make sure Theresa May gets our message!
In a dramatic turn of events earlier this month, the EU voted to relicense glyphosate for another 5-years, after Germany's delegates switched their vote at the last minute to side with Monsanto & Co. against millions of Europeans and the cancer warnings of the World Health Organisation.
But there's some good news: officials in Italy and France have now announced national bans on glyphosate to be phased in. This could be an opportunity to jumpstart a national ban in the UK too.
The momentum is on our side: if the EU won’t ban glyphosate, we can still get it banned at a national level, country-by-country.
Tell Prime Minister Theresa May you want the UK to follow France and Italy’s lead and ban glyphosate now!
We’ve been fighting glyphosate for 2-years now. In that time, through the hard work of our partners and SumOfUs members like you, we convinced 9 countries to oppose renewing the EU license for glyphosate.
Now, after both France and Italy have said they plan to ban the toxic weedkiller within 3-years, we think it’s high time Prime Minister Theresa May listened to the people of the UK and followed suit!
PM Theresa May: if the EU won’t do it, it’s up to you -- ban glyphosate in the UK!
Hundreds of thousands of you have got involved in our campaign to ban glyphosate across the EU. With the hard work of SumOfUs members like you, we managed to get the licensing period down from 15-years to 5-years. Thanks to your work, the end of glyphosate is no longer a question of if, but when. With the tide turning against glyphosate, this is our chance to get it banned across Europe -- and that starts with the UK.