Rotterdam, Netherlands bans Monsanto’s Glyphosphate.

The in response to a 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 Roundup, (a 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 produces are genetically engineered seeds, where the related kills everything except ’s plants. Roundup is also superfluous as there are biological alternatives that can be used”.

The city’s environmental protection act 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 vegetation in parks, and other green areas in the city with a total cost of approximately¬† 90,000 Euro a year.

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