Rotterdam, Netherlands bans Monsanto’s Glyphosphate.

The in response to a petition from its residents and the efforts of the Groenzitter banned the use of glyphosphate, a , in its city.

The city recognized that the use of , (a Monsanto product), is controversial and harmful to the environment and costs millions to remove the and its by products from the local drinking supply, due to .

The leader of the Groenzittter, Cammeraat, celebrated the victory with the following statement: ” The products that Monsanto produces are genetically engineered seeds, where the related kills everything except Monsanto’s plants. is also superfluous as there are that can be used”.

The city’s also took into consideration two other suggestions from Groenlink, which have a substantial on the local wildlife  population including . The city pledged to increase the surrounding in parks, playgrounds and other green areas in the city with a total cost of approximately  90,000 Euro a year.

Source
http://rotterdam.nieuws.nl/nieuws/20130709/Rotterdam-Centrum--omstreden-bestrijdingsmiddel-

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