Environmental Health Symposium Gets Written Confirmation: Costco Drops Roundup

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EHS Environmental Health Symposium Confirms IN WRITING 1-25-2019: "Costco is constantly reviewing its lineup, and is NOT PLANNING TO SELL Roundup (#glyphosate-based) this season." -Bryce Wentworth, Costco Wholesale Buyer. GO COSTCO! How 'bout YOU, Lowes HomeDepot?

Dear Marvin Ellison, President and CEO of Lowe’s, Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of Home Depot, and  Walter Craig Jelinek, CEO of COSTCO, 

Thank You, Costco, for listening to your customers and discontinuing the sale of Roundup and Glyphosate-based herbicides! We are immensely grateful! 

We now ask Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of Home Depot; Marvin Ellison, President and CEO Lowe’s Home Improvement to remove Roundup and Glyphosate-based products from your shelves.

The California EPA Prop 65 Carcinogen List mandated that all products in California containing the chemical glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup, must carry a WARNING label, identifying them as cancer and reproductive harm-causing products, by Saturday, July 7, 2018. Monsanto sued and has temporarily stopped this 30-year practice of labeling. Yet, the judge, in that case, agreed to keep glyphosate on the Prop 65 List, acknowledging that glyphosate is a carcinogen, but not requiring a warning label. Thus, glyphosate carries no warning label today. Unacceptable!

Everyone deserves to know! These products should not be sold to the public!

We call on Home Depot and Lowe’s today to step up as Costco has to protect us, your customers, and stop selling Roundup (and all glyphosate herbicides) now, due to its carcinogenic effects and lack of labeling.

Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, a 46-year-old grounds keeper for the Benicia, CA Unified School District, and father of three young boys, is currently in court in San Francisco putting Monsanto on trial for causing his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer because the glyphosate products he used at work carried no cancer warning label.

By the end of the year, over 10,000 people are also expected to sue Monsanto for the same kinds of exposures that Lee Johnson experienced using glyphosate-based products.  There are many safe, non-toxic alternatives on the market today. There is no need to sell a known carcinogen.

The customer care representatives that we have spoken with at your stores have taken our calls very seriously. We hope you do, too. Home Depot and Lowe's will you remove Roundup from your shelves?

Thank you!

From,

Moms Across America and USA Consumers

Contacts:

Craig Menear, Chairman and CEO of Home Depot 800-466-3337 press 7, 5 (customer care) Email teamdepotpr@homedepot.com Twitter: @HomeDepot  

Marvin Ellison, President and CEO of Lowe’s 704-758-1000 (press 3)  Email info@lowes.com  Twitter: @Lowes

Thank you to: Walter Craig Jelinek, CEO, Costco Tel: 800-774-2678 (and Press 6) or 425-313-8163 (425) 313-8100 Twitter: @CostcoTweets Email: clilly@costco.com 

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