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St. Louis Deserves Parks & Public Spaces Free of Poison Pesticides

on Sat, 08/14/2021 - 11:46pm
St. Louis Deserves Parks & Public Spaces Free of Poison Pesticides
Bayer (now Monsanto's owner) has added $4.5 billion to settle Roundup cancer lawsuits, bringing the total proposed settlement amount for its victims to $16 billion! In addition, the company has pledged to pull glyphosate-based Roundup for residential use from retail outlets in 2023. A California judge recently had this to say about the ongoing Roundup cancer litigation: "Monsanto's conduct evidenced reckless disregard of the health and safety of the multitude of unsuspecting consumers it kept in the dark." Yet, in a startling act of hypocrisy, the corporation continues to claim its weedkiller is safe for humans and does not cause cancer:

https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/bayer-to-set-aside-4-5-billion-for-potential-roundup-claims

This as more and more evidence is unveiled showing how dangerous chemical pesticides are and how inadequately these poisons are tested by regulatory agencies. The norm is for the corporation marketing the pesticide to conduct its own tests!

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/02/glyphosate-herbicide-roundup-corporate-safety-stud

Despite this, St. Louis City and County continue to regularly use glyphosate-based herbicides and other dangerous pesticides in their parks and public spaces. It is time that they join the 130+ other North American cities and municipalities (including, most recently, Philadelphia and New York City) to institute a NO SPRAY policy that bans the use of chemical pesticides.

If you want to talk to your local Alder or County Council member, contact us and we can give you talking points. We need to protect our communities, protect our children (who are more susceptible to pesticide poisoning) and the environment by working for a No Spray ordinance in St. Louis City and County.

email: nospraystl@gmail.com

Phone: 314-771-8576 or 314-727-8554

website: www.gateway-greens.org

facebook: March Against Monsanto St. Louis

Twitter: @MAM_STL