Organic Consumers Association

Tell Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart: Stop selling Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide!

A 2009 study found that Americans use about 100 million pounds of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, annually on their lawns and gardens.

Those numbers are projected to increase dramatically, in part because as weeds become glyphosate-resistant, they evolve into “superweeds” requiring higher and higher doses of evermore toxic chemicals. And partly because Scott’s is planning to unleash Roundup-Ready grass for both retail and commercial use.

Tell Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart: Stop selling Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide! Fill in the form on this page to send each company a message, then call their corporate offices:

Home Depot Corporate Store Support Center: (800) 654-0688, press #4
Lowe’s Corporate: (704) 758-1000
Walmart Corporate: (479) 273-4000, press #2 for customer service

Walmart, Lowe's and Home Depot are among the world’s most prolific peddlers of Monsanto’s Roundup. Monsanto must be ecstatic with the hard work these home and garden giants are doing on its behalf, considering Roundup is the world's best-selling weed killer, accounting for $3 billion in annual sales.

According to Monsanto, Roundup is as safe as aspirin. But a growing body of scientific research contradicts such claims. In April of this year, a peer-reviewed study  published by an MIT and independent scientist determined glyphosate to be “the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” linking it to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, biodiversity loss, and the endangerment of numerous species.

The Associated Press recently reported that Argentina’s explosion in cancer rates, the quadrupling of birth defects in Chaco, and the contamination of Santa Fe’s water supply is being widely attributed to the country’s ten year experiment with Roundup.

And a recent pilot study revealed that, contrary to industry assertions, glyphosate accumulates in the human body, including in mothers’ breast milk.

It’s not just human health that’s at risk. Roundup is also killing the honeybee and monarch butterfly populations.

Tell Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's to stop selling a product that threatens human health, endangers wildlife and pollutes our natural environment.

Created on: June 13, 2014