"Angry Mothers Meet U.S. EPA Over Concerns With Roundup Herbicide"

"A group of mothers, scientists and environmentalists met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulators on Tuesday over concerns that residues of Roundup, the world's most popular herbicide, had been found in breast milk.

The meeting near Washington D.C., followed a five-day phone call blitz of EPA offices by a group called "Moms Across America" demanding that the EPA pay attention to their demands for a recall of Roundup.

'This is a poison and it's in our food. And now they've found it in breast milk,' said Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America. 'Numerous studies show serious harm to mammals. We want this toxic treadmill of chemical cocktails in our food to stop.'

Roundup is an herbicide developed and sold by Monsanto Co. since the 1970s, and used in agriculture and home lawns and gardens. The chief ingredient, glyphosate, is under a standard registration review by the EPA. The agency has set a deadline of 2015 for determining if glyphosate use should continue as is, be limited or halted."

Carey Gillam reports for Reuters May 27, 2014.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014