Glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is not only listed as a probable carcinogen by the WHO, it impedes on the health of pollinators and humans alike. The herbicide is linked to increased risk of cancer in humans, the destruction of milkweed, the primary food of monarch catepillars, which in turn wipes out monarch butterflies and effects honeybees ability to pollinate.
Research shows homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic pesticides per acre in their yards than farmers do on their crops, according to Sierra Club.
As this toxic pesticide continues to sell at home and garden centers without any safety warning, it’s time we pressure retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot to take Bayer-Monsanto’s product off their shelves. We need these retailers to do their part to create safer and healthier environments by selling organic and other safer alternatives.
Tell Lowe’s and Home Depot it’s time to defend the public’s health by protecting the soil, our food and water, and pollinators from harmful pesticides. It’s time RoundUp is removed from their shelves!