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To: Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConologue and Irish MEPs

Ban the use of toxic weed killer Glyphosate

Ban the use of toxic weed killer Glyphosate

Ban the use of Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, that is poisonous to humans, wildlife and the environment. Don’t renew the licence when it comes up for renewal in the EU next year.

Why is this important?

Glyphosate the main ingredient in Roundup is poisonous to humans, wildlife and the environment.

It is being sprayed on roadsides, paths, in housing estates close to where people live. Ireland has the second highest levels of glyphosate in surface water in the EU whilst other countries are banning it.

In 2015 the World Health Organisation concluded that the pesticide was 'probably carcinogenic to humans'. [1] Despite this many local councils still use it and it is still being sold on shop shelves as Round Up.

The EU re-approved the use of glyphosate in 2017 however, in the last few years it has been banned by countries including France, Germany, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, the Netherlands, Argentina, Columbia, Peru and Mexico. The EU licence is coming up for renewal again next year and big lobby’s already swooping in to convince politicians to vote continue its use, ignoring the devastating effecting it has on our biodiversity, water and our health.

Sign the petition to join the campaign so we can ban Glyphosate once and for all.

Notes:
[1]
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/widely-used-herbicide-linked-to-cancer/
[2] Page 83 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4302/epdf


Reasons for signing

  • this is a crime against humanity, against all forms of life, against the planet, and must stop !!
  • Im against all che ical substances and industry . Humans invent more ways to polute Earth its likewe are living in a death cult World ......
  • The side effects are horrendous and we can't allow companies to put profit before lives and the environment

Updates

2021-08-06 14:39:44 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-08-06 13:47:10 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-08-06 13:14:09 +0100

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2021-08-06 13:09:54 +0100

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2021-08-06 13:06:59 +0100

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2021-08-06 13:05:04 +0100

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