Moms Across America has done independent tests that shows Glyphosate(RoundUp) is IN breast milk. How will Monsanto compensate these Moms?

from Sam T.

from Sam T.

Hi Sam,

First, we'd like to say that -- as mothers and fathers ourselves -- we take the safety of our children very seriously and we are committed to making products that can hold up to even the most rigorous safety testing conducted by the EPA.

Glyphosate is one of the most thoroughly evaluated herbicides ingredients in the world. Many scientists – from industry, universities and independent institutions – have conducted studies and field research with glyphosate herbicides and published their results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Their overwhelming consensus is that glyphosate, when used according to label directions, poses no unreasonable risk to people, wildlife or the environment.

When it comes to the study you mentioned, people who have looked it closely have found a number of inaccuracies. Academics Review has published a full critique of Moms Across America's claims. The highlights of the critique include everything from failure to use basic criteria for scientific studies (sampling methodologies, data handing, subject selection process, etc.) and a lack of understanding on how humans interact with chemicals with low toxicity in our daily lives. You can read our full summary of the article on our Beyond the Rows blog.

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