A new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed what we've known for years: that the most widely used pesticide in the world is making it harder for monarch butterflies to survive. Glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer — is killing off milkweed, monarch caterpillars' only food.
Tell the EPA to rein in this toxic pesticide. It's the only way to save these backyard beauties that have declined by 80 percent in the past 20 years.
With more than 300 million pounds of glyphosate used each year on U.S. crops, the consequences are devastating. And the harms don't stop with monarchs. The World Health Organization and the state of California have identified the pesticide as a probable human carcinogen.
The EPA is currently deciding whether to maintain the status quo or put in place protections for human and environmental health.
Using the form on this page, tell EPA to restrict out-of-control glyphosate use. (personalize for more impact)