Letter to Editor: STOP Monsanto Roundup Use at Local Parks in South San Francisco

South San Francisco, CA  August 10, 2021 by N. Loza

Why is South San Francisco, California South San Francisco Parks and Recreation still spraying Cancer Causing Round Up next to the schools, on the parks, fields our kids play, where we walk and our Dogs roam? We deserve an explanation. This needs to Stop  Now!!!!

This is complete BS! Please call the Parks Department at 650-829-3837 to let them know how we feel. We are all residents, pay taxes and have a voice. This is unacceptable

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-NNL

 

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Additional information:

SF Chronicle: Appeals court upholds $86 million award to Livermore cancer survivors who sued Monsanto over Roundup

 

From  CarlsonAttorneys.com

California

California has led the charge in holding Monsanto accountable for Roundup’s carcinogenicity. In fact, as early as 2017 the state added glyphosate to its list of carcinogens. In March 2019, Los Angeles County issued a moratorium on Monsanto’s Roundup. The County Board of Supervisors cited a need for more research into glyphosate’s health effects.

The state has a growing number of cities and counties banning or restricting glyphosate. According to Mercury News, the following agencies in California have discontinued or restricted the use of glyphosate:

  • Benicia and Benicia Unified Schoool District
  • Burbank and Burbank Unified School District
  • Contra Costa County
  • Encinitas
  • Davis
  • Greenfield
  • Irvine
  • Lodi
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles County
  • Marin County
  • Mount Diablo Unified School District
  • Napa
  • Novato
  • Oakland
  • Orange county
  • Oxnard School District
  • San Francisco (As of November 2020, the city has begun relying on Roundup much less because of cancer concerns.)
  • San Lorenzo Valley Water District
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma
  • Thousand Oaks
  • University of California
  • Watsonville
  • Woodland Joint Unified School District

This is not an exhaustive list of all the locations and agencies that have made moves to ban glyphosate use in California.

 

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Laura Walsh
Laura Walsh
1 month ago

Monsanto is evil. A mom’s group wrote a letter to Costco asking them to stop selling monsanto as it causes cancer and Costco complied. I ask the town of Colma to stop spraying it and they did. PLEASE DON’T USE THIS STUFF OR SELL IT IN STORES.

DPip
DPip
1 month ago

This use of Roundup or anything like it is absolutely unacceptable in our parks etc. I have been wondering for some time if SSF was using this highly toxic material as it appeared that in downtown SSF, there was evidence that weeds were being sprayed, and I have seen city employees spraying.