|Children play where Roundup is sprayed.|
In the U.S., more than 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed every year on school grounds, public playgrounds, and gardens. Recent testing reveals that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is present in a multitude of common conventionally grown foods, including those served in school cafeterias.1 Glyphosate has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization, and it has no place in our schools.2
On August 15, California's Supreme Court rejected Monsanto's challenge to the state's decision to list glyphosate as a potential carcinogen under the California's Proposition 65, a law requiring the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.4
|Tucson landscaper follows city's example|
In light of the latest evidence that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, the National School Board Association must do these two things:
- Issue a formal policy statement advising all school districts to end the use of Roundup and all toxic agrochemicals on school grounds.
- Issue a formal policy statement advising all school districts to revamp their school lunch programs by transitioning to certified organic foods, in order to avoid serving foods contaminated with glyphosate and other pesticides.
One more action:
Information on how to contact Tucson Mayor and City Council in upper right hand column.