The result of this high Roundup use on human health is unclear - some studies show negative effects, many do not. But the effect on environmental health is a concern.
Here are my reasons for voting yes on Prop 37:
Monarch decline and milkweed: A well-publicized study by the University of Minnesota documented a large decline of monarch eggs and milkweed, the plant the monarch requires for laying its eggs.
Pesticides has decreased over the years, no one argues that use of herbicides to kill unwanted weeds has increased, particularly the use of Roundup now that it doesn't hurt the GMO crop plants. The latest government statistics show that the agricultural use of Roundup has increased from less than 11,000 tons in 1992 to more than 88,000 tons in 2007. Since GMO crops have skyrocketed since 2007 Roundup will only continue its upward trajectory. Another accepted study is the U.S. Geological Survey showing significant levels of Roundup in air and water samples in Mississippi and Iowa.