How You Can Help
Here's how you can help to get glyphosate out of our food
- Donate or Join us as a Member today and support organic farming which does not rely on pesticides
- Write a letter to your local newspaper and tell them your concerns with the current system of pesticide use
- Tell your MP that regulations on pesticides like glyphosate must be changed
- Look for the organic logo - wheat and other cereals certified to Soil Association's organic standards are never treated with glyphosate. If you want to be certain there’s no glyphosate in your bread, look for our logo
- Don’t use glyphosate at home - say ‘no’ to glyphosate-containing products like Roundup when caring for your garden
- Ask your council to stop using glyphosate to control weeds
We are calling for a UK ban on the use of glyphosate sprayed on UK wheat before harvest to ripen and dry the crop.
Actions from 2015 (when the campaign launched):
- Glyphosate Scientific Briefing (July 2015) on IARC's findings, the implications for human health and the worldwide response
- Letter to policy makers, bread manufacturers and major retailers (July & September 2015)
- Launched a public petition in July 2015 which generated support of 20,912 members of the public. This has been sent to bread manufacturers and major retailers - for the third time - to stop using wheat sprayed with glyphosate
We've been able to achieve all this with the support of our members, but there's still so much more to do.
What we're doing today:
- Lobbying policy makers for stronger support for organic farming
- Telling the stories of organic farmers to show that it is possible to produce good quality food without synthetic pesticides
- Helping all farmers adopt non-chemical methods of pest and weed control
- Pushing for stronger pesticide approval process and more transparency and scrutiny of industry-funded research into pesticide safety
- Opposing trade deals with the US or other non-EU countries that could weaken standards of protection against toxic pesticides
- Campaigning against the weakening of pesticide controls that is a major risk of post Brexit
Join today as a member and your regular gift will help to make all of this a reality.