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The more we educate the public about Monsanto's weedkiller, Roundup, the more support we find for banning the product -- the residue of which can be found practically everywhere, from breakfast cereal to ice cream.

In July, WashPIRG and our national network kicked off a summer public education drive in 15 states.

"Ever since the World Health Organization determined [Roundup's main ingredient] glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, we have been warning the public," said our Ban Roundup Campaign Director Kara Cook-Shultz.

"We're doing all we can to get the facts to legislators about why we should ban Roundup until and unless it's proven safe," said U.S. PIRG President Faye Park. "The support and action of our members are making it easier to get state decision-makers to listen."

By summer's end, our national network’s canvassers aim to enlist more than 40,000 citizens to join our call on state leaders to ban Roundup.

Photo Caption: Canvassers across the country are going door-to-door to mobilize the public to ban Roundup unless and until it's proven safe. Photo Credit: jetsandzepplins via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

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