How You Can Help
Data from the Defra Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food shows glyphosate is appearing more frequently in our bread. Meanwhile, the evidence grows that glyphosate is harmful to humans even at very low levels.
We are calling for a UK ban on the use of glyphosate sprayed on UK wheat before harvest to ripen and dry the crop.
To reduce the risks to our health, we are asking—
- policy makers to review the acceptable levels of glyphosate residues in our food
- farmers to stop pre-harvest spraying of their wheat
- major bread manufacturers and retailers to stop using wheat sprayed with glyphosate
Actions we've already taken:
- 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 2015)
- Letter to bread manufacturers and major retailers (September 2015)
The response to our initial enquiries has largely been that, given glyphosate is present below the Maximum Residue Level, this does not pose a risk to human health. We have written again with the findings of the two most recent reports which show glyphosate can have a damaging effect even at very low doses, urging action.
- Launch of a public petition in July 2015 which generated support of 20,912 members of the public. We have now sent the petition signatures along with a letter urging bread manufacturers and major retailers—for the third time—to stop using wheat sprayed with glyphosate.
Please help us continue the fight to remove glyphosate from our bread.
Join us today, and with your support we can—
- go head to head with Monsanto and other big chemical companies
- continue to campaign to stop the use of glyphosate as a pre-harvest treatment
- scale up our pioneering work with farmers to find and share effective ways of farming without harmful chemicals
Become a Member
Join us today, and help us get glyphosate out of UK bread.
Other ways you can help:
- Donate to the Soil Association and help us get glyphosate out of our bread
- Write a letter to your local newspaper and tell them why pre-harvest use of glyphosate needs to end
- Tell your MP the regulations on glyphosate must be re-examined
- Look for the logo. Wheat and other cereals certified to our standards are never treated with glyphosate. If you want to be certain there’s no glyphosate in your bread, look for our logo. And by buying organic, you’ll be ensuring that the farmers who grow your food aren’t being exposed to this dangerous weedkiller either.
- Don’t use glyphosate at home. Avoid exposing yourself, your friends and family to glyphosate by saying ‘no’ to glyphosate-containing products like Roundup when caring for your garden.