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Issue Alert - Upcoming Report on Glyphosate

UPDATE (July 15, 2015)
Following yesterday's issue alert, we learned that publication of IARC's report has been delayed until later this month. We'll keep you apprised of the timing as we learn more.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE (July 14, 2015)
On July 14, the International Agency on Research on Cancer will post a publication online regarding the potential carcinogenic effects of glyphosate. This topic has been in the news significantly since March when IARC announced their conclusion that glyphosate belongs in a 2A category as probably carcinogenic to humans, a category that includes professions such as barbers and fry cooks. Though glyphosate is widely used, it is understandable that consumers continue to have concerns about chemicals used in food production. This consumer interest about food production creates an opportunity for those of us in the food system to engage in a more informed conversation about how food is produced.

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  • Issue Alert - Upcoming Report on GlyphosateJuly 15, 2015

    UPDATE (July 15, 2015)
    Following yesterday's issue alert, we learned that publication of IARC's report has been delayed until later this month. We'll keep you apprised of the timing as we learn more.

    ORIGINAL MESSAGE (July 14, 2015)
    On July 14, the International Agency on Research on Cancer will post a publication online regarding the potential carcinogenic effects of glyphosate. This topic has been in the news significantly since March when IARC announced their conclusion that glyphosate belongs in a 2A category as probably carcinogenic to humans, a category that includes professions such as barbers and fry cooks. Though glyphosate is widely used, it is understandable that consumers continue to have concerns about chemicals used in food production. This consumer interest about food production creates an opportunity for those of us in the food system to engage in a more informed conversation about how food is produced.

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  • Mercy for Animals Undercover Video from Chicken FarmJuly 9, 2015

    On July 9, Mercy for Animals released an undercover video report from a broiler farm. Video is one of the most powerful tools used by animal rights groups. Combined with the credibility that a news outlets hold, this story is likely to evoke strong emotions and response from viewers, while consumer print outlets are likely to write stories, bringing the issue front and center to consumers across the U.S.

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