GLYPHOSATE FOR HOME USE SHOULD BE BANNED, AND ITS APPLICATION IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN
Damning submission to the NZ EPA by the WMA details how all regulations and compliance standards are failing to protect the public from the use of glyphosate. Its use and misuse are illustrated with stories, videos and OIA information just released. (posted Dec 2021)
Photo: Barefoot children just sprayed with glyphosate
EPA – read submission
THE IMPACTS AND EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES ON PEOPLE AND HOW THEY HAVE BEEN SILENCED
The people’s Inquiry 2020 into the impacts and effects of toxic chemicals and poisons on our people,wildlife and environment. The story of how emergency biosecurity campaigns to eradicate alien moths and the everyday control of grass and weeds in all public places have impacted on the people affected – and how they have been silenced. (Dec 2021 – Views & Comments).
SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
Must read examination and audit of Auckland Council’s September 2020 Project Streetscapes: Weed Management Report. Read all about:
- Serious concerns about bias and grossly exaggerated costs for thermal weed management
- Thermal methodology cheaper than recommended glyphosate mix
- Human Health, Biodiversity and Environment Costs ignored
- Evidence of human rights ignored and attempts to pressure Public Health into endorsing the continued use of glyphosate
- Hundreds of documented calls to the NZ Poisons Centre about exposures to glyphosate in Auckland.
FANTASTIC – WELL DONE EVERYONE
Auckland Councillors vote to REJECT recommendations for universal glyphosate on our streets
OPPOSITION GROWS TO AUCKLAND COUNCIL’S PROPOSAL TO RETURN CHEMICALS TO EVERY STREET AND BERM
As Local Boards consider recommendations to standardise roadside treatment with a glyphosate mixture, opposition grows in the community. The Weed Management Advisory launches an urgent examination and audit of the biased and prejudicial information being provided for decision making – and locals gear up for action. See the Latest News and Separating Fact from Fiction and Media Release
Today, April 19 2020, our Children’s Campaign goes LIVE. Not with a launch, balloons and big speeches. But QUIETLY. As we all sit at home. Waiting for the Covid-19 lockdown to end. Time to reflect. Time to remember the past. Time to contemplate the future. A future that is free of toxic pesticides. Where our children can go out safely. Safe from the virus. Safe from pesticides. We can make it happen We need to make it happen We cannot continue to poison their future.
THIS IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EMERGENCY AND WE NEED TO GET TOXIC PESTICIDES OUT OF OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES
MONSANTO LOSES THIRD ROUNDUP CASE IN A ROW IN CALIFORNIA. MORE THAN 13,000 PEOPLE HAVE NOW FILED SUIT AGAINST BAYER/MONSANTO
The U.S Right to Know (USRTK) website details the stunning $2 billion verdict issued against Monsanto May 13 2019. They note that in the latest case married couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who both suffer from non-Hodgkin lymphoma were awarded $55 million in compensatory damages and $1 billion each in punitive damages. “The jury found that Monsanto has spent years covering up evidence that its herbicide causes cancer.” Millions of pages of documents and internal Monsanto papers are posted to the USRTK website and you can follow their Roundup Trial Tracker with all the trial updates. (25.5.2019)
We will post any relevant New Zealand updates on our Glyphosate page. But see the Latest News for a call by a Public Health Professor for national restrictions in NZ on glyphosate use in the wake of the US case. Professor Potter told Duncan Garner that NZ needs to “begin to think seriously about whether it should be banned for domestic use, which is probably a good step” and that councils should reconsider their use for verges and greens. (posted 13.8.2018)
AUCKLAND TRANSPORT RELINQUISHES ALL WEED AND VEGETATION CONTROL OPERATIONS TO COUNCIL
Confirmation has been received that at last, after eight long years, all weed and vegetation control operations in the city will revert to one contract under community facilities. Finally the burden of trying to deal with a Council-Controlled (not) Auckland Transport that wanted to go its own chemical way will be lifted. (15 May 2018)
Read all about it in Latest News.
GLYPHOSATE IN NEW ZEALAND – CHECK OUT THE LATEST – FRESH, RAW, UNEDITED … the public reaction from our own scientists, academics and journalists.
News that will shock you, delight you, make you think, and may need to be read sitting down. Read all this in the Latest News, together with an update on our relationship with Auckland Council.
WE PUBLISH A HISTORY OF CHEMICAL HERBICIDE USE IN AUCKLAND TODAY, 27 July 2017 . . .
A history that lays bare the motives, actions and inactions of successive cities and councils and their so-called Council Controlled Organisations like Auckland Transport.
But also a history that is rich in endeavour, and persistence, and pure grit and determination by many thousands of people to ensure that we do the right thing and protect ourselves and our children and our grandchildren from unnecessary and harmful chemicals.
Truly, a narrative of the good, the bad and the ugly in one volume. READ MORE