Pesticides

The chemicals used to grow our food and maintain our parks and playgrounds are putting our health at risk.

The food we buy should be safe to eat, and our parks and playgrounds shouldn’t be filled with chemicals that put our health at risk, especially when those risks include cancer and developmental disorders. Choosing to buy organic, gardening without pesticides, and avoiding chemical fertilizers are all important, but only collective action will stop the use of these dangerous chemicals. 

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Statement: Supreme Court rejects Bayer’s appeal against Roundup ruling

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Statement: Supreme Court rejects Bayer’s appeal against Roundup ruling

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear an appeal by Bayer, allowing lawsuits claiming glyphosate, the main active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, causes cancer to move forward. Bayer, the maker of Roundup, had appealed the case of Edwin Hardeman who said he developed cancer due to his use of Roundup on his property for decades. The court’s action upholds the ruling of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of Hardeman, upholding a  $25 million judgment. The declined appeal opens the opportunity for thousands of similar cases to continue.

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