Next week the European Commission will vote on whether to re-authorise the toxic herbicide glyphosate, the world's most widely-used herbicide. This comes against mounting scientific evidence is pointing to the toxicity of glyphosate to the environment and to humans, including links to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among others. This risk increases with occupational sun exposure which is common for workers in tropical and sub-tropical
climates. While in March last year, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report which classified glyphosate as 'probably carcinogenic to humans.'
Banana Link and our partners are calling on the EC to refuse the authorization renewal of glyphosate and to devote the necessary resources to facilitating and encouraging non-chemical methods of food production which protect and enrich, rather than destroy, the environment on which we all depend for our food.
Take action: add your voice by sending a message to the EC here
Read: this letter to the EC from our partners in Cameroon, the Fako Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU) setting out their concerns about the re-authorisation of glyphosate.