US Court of Appeals overturns EPA’s decision that glyphosate is safe for humans and wildlife

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s pesticide, is the most widely used pesticide in the world.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision that the pesticide, glyphosate, was safe for humans and wildlife. A coalition led by the Center for Food Safety brought the case against the EPA and several ag organizations.

The Court ruled that the EPA’s “inconsistent reasoning” made its decision on cancer “arbitrary,” and therefore ruled against the Agency and sided with the Center for Food Safety.

While research and epidemiological studies  have proved glyphosate to cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, new evidence shows a correlation between glyphosate exposure and infertility and endocrine disruption to name a few health risks, according to Dr. Zach Bush.

The Court also ruled that the EPA’s decision violated the Endangered Species Act since the Agency admitted prior that “glyphosate ‘may affect’ all listed species experiencing glyphosate exposure—that is 1,795 endangered or threatened species,” but ignored the ESA in its decision.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s pesticide, is the most widely used pesticide in the world.

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Ashley is an editor, social media content manager and writer at NationofChange. Before joining NoC, she was a features reporter at The Daily Breeze – a local newspaper in Southern California – writing a variety of stories on current topics including politics, the economy, human rights, the environment and the arts. Ashley is a transplant from the East Coast calling Los Angeles home.

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