Communities in Action:

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Argentina:  Chemical Warfare on Towns

On the Argentinean Pampas, glyphosate spraying is making residents sick and poisoning life. Resistance to the model of industrial agriculture is growing day by day.;

Argentina:  30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Ban on Glyphosate

The 30,000 health professionals in Argentina in the FESPROSA ask that glyphosate is now prohibited in our country and that a debate on the necessary restructuring of agribusiness is opened, focusing on the application of technologies that do not endanger human life


Farmers back decision to ban Roundup spray

The Royal Gazette (May 12, 2015).  Members of the farming community have supported Government’s decision to ban the importation of the weed spray Roundup amid fears that it can cause cancer in humans.


Brazil’s Public Prosecutor Wants to Ban Monsanto’s Chemicals;

Ministerio Publico Federal (Portuguese.)


Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide

Beijing No.3 Intermediate People’s Court had accepted the case but a date for a hearing has not yet been set, an official at the court told Reuters.


Colombia to ban coca spraying herbicide glyphosate

Colombia has announced it will stop using a controversial herbicide to destroy illegal plantations of coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine.  The decision follows a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic”.


Danish authority declares glyphosate a carcinogen

The Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA) has declared glyphosate a carcinogen. This means that they will demand that due care is taken when it is used, and they will recommend a change to other less toxic chemicals.

El Salvador

El Salvador Government Bans Roundup over Deadly Kidney Disease

Sep/2013.  With 45 votes in favor, members of the FMLN, Unidos por El salvador and GANA approved the amendment of a Law on the control of pesticides, fertilizers and products for agricultural use, which allows the prohibition of 53 chemicals in El Salvador, Central America Data announced.  Among the list of the banned 53 chemicals are Paraquat, Glyphosate (Roundup) and Endosulfan.


France Bans Sale of Monsanto Herbicide Roundup in Nurseries

“France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides,” French Ecology Minster Segolene Royal said on French television.

France to Ban Glyphosate Weedkillers Due to Health Risks

France is banning glyphosate mixed with certain adjuvants (additives) due to its perceived risks to human health.


German states call for ban on household pesticide

Germany’s state consumer protection ministers are calling for an EU-wide ban on the leading global pesticide Glyphosate, after it was categorized as carcinogenic by the WHO.

Members of the retail DIY stores, REWE Group 350, discontinued sales of glyphosate products after September 30, 2015.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President orders to ban import of glyphosate with immediate effect

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today announced that the imports and release of the agrochemical Glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks is also barred.


Swiss Supermarkets Stop Sales of Glyphosate over Health Concerns

The Netherlands

Dutch Parliament Bans Glyphosate Herbicides for Non-Commercial Use

From the end of 2015 onward the sale of Glyphosate -based herbicides to private persons, including the World’s number one herbicide ‘Roundup’, will be prohibited in the Netherlands over health fears.

United States

California Becomes First State to Label Monsanto’s Roundup as a Carcinogen

California’s Environmental Protection Agency will list glyphosate—the toxic active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—as known to cause cancer.

Richmond, CA Resolution 19-15(a)

City of Takoma Park, MD List of Restricted Pesticides;

Montgomery County, MD Bill 52-14 Proposing to ban non-essential pesticides

Fearing health risks, group pushes Irvine to use organic pesticides