Netherlands bans Glyphosate pesticide, France and Brazil expected to follow

From the Practical Farmers of Ontario:

“The evidence damning glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s number one herbicide for weed control, has become too enormous to ignore.

While it won’t kill you immediately as demonstrated by foolish Monsanto reps who have been known to drink Roundup in product demonstrations to convince unwitting farmers to use it, the long term effects to health are nothing short of devastating.

  • Infertility
  • Kidney disease
  • Birth defects
  • Severe gastrointestinal ailments
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Nervous system damage

And the list goes on.

Finally, governments around the world are starting to take action, with the Dutch Parliament in recent days voting to ban all glyphosate-based herbicides including Roundup, from the end of 2015 and beyond.

Esther Ouwehand, Dutch Parliament member who introduced the successful motion to ban the deadly herbicide for private use, had this to say:

Agricultural pesticides in user-friendly packaging are sold in abundance to private persons. In garden centres RoundUp is promoted as harmless, but unsuspecting customers have no idea what the risks of this product are. Especially children are sensitive to toxic substances and should therefore not be exposed to it.

France Poised to Follow Netherlands’ Lead

The Netherlands is not alone in recognizing the enormous public health threat widespread use of Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides pose to the populace, especially growing children.

Word on the street from Healthy Home Economist readers in Europe indicates that garden centers in France have already pulled Roundup from the shelves and that it can no longer be purchased. Inquiries to sales clerks at multiple garden centers in France verifies that Roundup will no longer be sold to private individuals….”

Read more on the Practical Farmers of Ontario website.

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One response to “Netherlands bans Glyphosate pesticide, France and Brazil expected to follow

  1. Rose

    Doubt whether Canada will ever follow suit. Canadians can;t even find a lab to test our blood and urine for glyphosate. Perhaps everyone should send their MPs this new documentary called ” Bought” http://ykr.be/4234o0xwr

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