We prove a lower bound of 2Ω((n/log n)1/3) on the monotone size of an explicit function in monotone-NP (where n is the number of input variables). This is higher than any previous lower bound on the monotone size of a function. The previous best being a lower bound of about 2 Ω(n 1/4) for Andreev's function, proved in [AlBo87]. Our lower bound is proved by the symmetric version of Razborov's method of approximations. However, we present this method in a new and simpler way: Rather than building approximator functions for all the gates in a circuit, we use a gate elimination argument that is based on a Monotone Switching Lemma. The bound applies for a family of functions, each defined by a construction of a small probability space of c-wise independent random variables.