Rotterdam, Netherlands bans Monsanto’s Glyphosphate.

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

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

The leader of the environmental group Groenzittter, Cammeraat, celebrated the victory with the following statement: ” The products that produces are genetically engineered seeds, where the related herbicide kills everything except ’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 birds and bees. The city pledged to increase the surrounding in parks, 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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