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Angry Moms Group Tells EPA: Roundup Is Killing Our Children

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Angry moms tell EPA: Roundup is killing our children

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The world’s most popular herbicide, Monsanto’s Roundup; is such a threat to children’s health that it should be completely removed from the market, an alliance of activist moms is demanding. The moms are petitioning the EPA to have the main ingredient in Roundup [1], glyphosate, banned.

“ANY level of this chemical is UNACCEPTABLE exposure to our babies,” the Facebook page for Moms Demand a Recall of Roundup states. “Bio accumulation cannot be regulated for harm! Ask them to Recall Roundup NOW and to NOT approve Roundup [2] in the review process this year.”

This rallying cry prompted 10,000 women to call the Environmental Protection Agency in three days, demanding a recall, the Facebook page claims. The page is sponsored by two activist groups — Thinking Moms Revolution and Moms Across America.

EPA Reviewing Roundup

The mothers’ action was prompted by the EPA’s registration review of glyphosate [3]. The agency has the power to ban glyphosate’s use in the United States during the review.

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“I’m really angry that I didn’t know that there was glyphosate in the food I was feeding my daughter,” Zoe Swartz of East Coast Moms Across America told The Huffington Post. Swartz blames glyphosate on food she fed her daughter for health problems including leaky gut syndrome. Swartz said her daughter’s problems ended when she switched to an organic diet.

The mothers contend that glyphosate can cause a wide variety of health problems in children. They held a two-hour meeting with Dana Vogel, the director of the Health Effects Division of the EPA’s Office Pesticide program to make their case. Some of the disturbing claims they made included:

The Moms say they will not stop until Roundup is recalled. The moms are seeking support from the public for their efforts.

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How to Protect Your Children from Roundup

There are some steps that parents can take to protect children from glyphosate right now. They include:

Banning Roundup will be an uphill battle because Roundup is one of Monsanto’s top products. The company uses it to promote its Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically engineered to survive the herbicide.

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