Using RoundUp is irresponsible

To the editor,

Can anyone explain why so many of our local stores are still stocking RoundUp weed killer on their shelves, often with highly visible promotions, which must mean that locals are still purchasing it in spite of its widely publicized carcinogenic properties??

Ignorance and indifference are no excuse for continuing to expose us all to Monsanto/Bayers most toxic product ever. There are now over 13,000 lawsuits against both companies by victims of this weed killer, which contains glyphosate, linked to a proven increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Glyphosates don’t disappear but stay in the environment, endangering us all. One couple has already been awarded over $2 billion, other lawsuits are resulting in multimillion-dollar awards. Will it take bankruptcy for these companies to stop production?

Monsanto and Bayer are putting profits before public safety, and anyone who sells or uses it is equally guilty. A few weeds in one’s yard mean nothing compared to a cancer diagnosis due to unnecessary and irresponsible exposure.

– Katherine A. Reynolds, Durango