Petition to prohibit Glyphosate as pre-harvest desiccant
PCC joined a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit use of the herbicide, glyphosate, on crops just before harvest and to limit sharply the amount of glyphosate residues allowed on oats.
The Environmental Working Group tested oat-based foods and found almost three-fourths of the samples had levels higher than what its scientists consider protective of children’s health. The petition asks EPA to restore the legal limit for glyphosate residues to no more than 0.1 ppm, which was the legal limit in 1993. Glyphosate residues allowed on oats have increased 300-fold since 1997.
To read the full petition letter, click here: Petition to prohibit glyphosate as pre-harvest desiccant