Monarch butterflies need our help. These once-common backyard beauties have dwindled by an astounding 90 percent in just the past 20 years.
A leading cause of their decline is the widespread use of glyphosate (aka Monsanto's Roundup), which is specifically designed to kill more than 200 kinds of broadleaf plants and grasses -- including milkweed, the monarch caterpillar's only host plant. More than 300 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed in the United States every year, decimating milkweed throughout the monarch's range.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Center and our allies, the Environmental Protection Agency is now seeking public input on how to keep these iconic butterflies from disappearing.
July 22, 2015 Action Alert ID# 251
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