• Belgium Bans Glyphosate Herbicide Use

    A wave of glyphosate bans are being introduced by member states in Europe while the issue of the chemical’s reauthorization at EU level drags on. Among the most dramatic developments has been the announcement by Belgium’s federal minister of agriculture, Willy Borsus, that he wants to ban the sale and use of herbicides by non-professionals. He voiced particular concern over glyphosate. "Considering the risk-benefit balance, there is no justification for the use of herbicides for individuals," Borsus said. He said there were safer alternatives, such as heat treatment, mechanical weeding, or bio-pesticides. Borsus also called for a new investigation into alleged “Monsanto manoeuvres and attempts to influence experts” with the aim of keeping glyphosate on the market.

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  • Belgium Bans Glyphosate Herbicide Use

    We've always had huge organic gardens. The entire family spends 1 day, per week weeding and an hour here and there to maintain. Pulling weeds is a pain but easy. Our 80 y/o neighbor sprays round up on his tiny garden and we can smell it for days afterward. When small family farms were prominent, weeding was done, manually & weed killers weren't needed. These huge $ factory farms, GMO-food-substitutes and the evil chemical companies who run them are the problem. Who can trust USDA organic label?

    We grow enough for our entire extended family, can & freeze for the long winter months and thank God, we're not forced to buy factory farmed 'foods'. The town next to us also has organic vegetable shares & a farm stand from gardens ran by the nuns. There we get our raw honey and other produce that we don't grow. Their gardens are really huge and they weed by hand.

    Look at the high cancer and autism rates near Lake Erie. Lake Erie should be renamed Lake Glyphosate. Your kids are bathing in and drinking that severely polluted water! There are dead fish all over the shores. Glyphosate, Fluoride & Chlorine were NOT meant for human consumption. LOOK at the cancer-clusters around Lake Erie. The local grape farmers don't mind ruining the environment. I'd NEVER buy any grapes from that area or non organic grapes. It would be heaven to live in a country that actually protected its citizens from these chemical/genetically engineered crimes against humanity and nature.