Glyphosate

Glyphosate in our Bodies – Press Conference

By 3rd March 2020 March 24th, 2020 No Comments

On March 19th Uplift will release the results of our glyphosate testing experiment and Darina Allen has agreed to speak at a press conference.

Confirmed: Glyphosate is in our bodies. We’ve tested politicians, breastfeeding mothers, a doctor and top chef Darina Allen. And everyone has tested positive for cancer-linked glyphosate in their bodies – the main ingredient used in weed killer Roundup. [1]

Thanks to Uplift members paying for the tests – we’re now armed with information that much of the food and drink we consume every day is sprayed with dangerous glyphosate, right before it’s harvested for us to eat.

We’ve booked a press conference, and now Darina Allen, Ireland’s favourite chef, has agreed to speak publicly – a golden opportunity to get the media’s attention. [2]

Research has shown over-exposure to glyphosate poses a very significant health risk to humans. [3]

And the presence of glyphosate in our water systems is damaging our fragile biodiversity – everything from bees to butterflies are under threat. [4]

This community has been working tirelessly to end food crops being sprayed with glyphosate right before they are harvested. Together we’ve paid for ads in a national paper, a billboard outside the Agriculture Minister’s office in North Cork. [5] And we’ve uncovered the news that Ireland has the second highest level of glyphosate in surface water in all of Europe. [6]

Will you chip in to help cover the costs of the press conference – room hire, video/photographer and travel costs for speakers? https://action.uplift.ie/campaigns/Glyphosate-Press-conference


NOTES:

1  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/14/weed-killing-products-increase-cancer-risk-of-cancer
2  http://www.cookingisfun.ie/ballymaloe-cookery-school/lecturers/darina-allen
3  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/21/roundup-cancer-who-glyphosate-
4  https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/new-study-shows-roundup-kills-bees
5  https://www.southernstar.ie/news/billboard-in-macroom-puts-minister-creed-on-the-spot-4177832

6 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4302/epdf