Holland sides against Monsanto. After Russia, Tasmania and Mexico, a new country is ready to stop the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to individuals, starting from the end of 2015. This was recently decided by the Dutch Parliament. Citizens who routinely use Roundup herbicide in the vegetable garden or garden will need to find a different form of weed control.
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THEHolland takes sides against Monsanto. After Russia, Tasmania and Mexico, a new country is ready to say stop the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to individuals, starting from the end of 2015. This was recently decided by the Dutch Parliament. Citizens who habitually use the herbicide Roundup in the kitchen garden or garden will have to find a different form of weed control.
Roundup's main ingredient is glyphosate, a substance it has been related to cancer, infertility, birth defects, nerve damage and kidney disease. Remember the mother who challenged Monsanto to fully investigate the causes of her baby's death? Not to mention the stance of Brazil and Sri Lanka against Roundup and glyphosate, due to the spread of kidney disease among farmers.
Esther Owehand presented the proposal to ban glyphosate along with Gerard Schouw, another member of the Dutch parliament. The motion was adopted. The Dutch citizens themselves have expressed their opinion concern for the possible damage caused to the environment and health by glyphosate. The environmental and animal rights parties have made their voices heard and have obtained a wide consensus.
The hope is that the action of Holland - and of all the Netherlands - against Monsanto will be a source of inspiration for all European and foreign countries, where glyphosate is still normally used both by private citizens and in industrial agriculture.
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In the United States, for example, as many as 2 million people have expressed a desire to ban Monsanto products. But the FDA and USDA have done little to address the problem.
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