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Use of RoundUp on City Properties?

From: domainremoved <Gwyn>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:04:43 -0700

Dear City Council:

I have read this article regarding use of RoundUp on city properties in Menlo Park: http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2011/02/01/no-spray-zone-sprayed-with-pesticide-in-menlo.

I am deeply concerned about this. I am a beekeeper and I spoke to the City Council last year about the importance of assisting honeybees to survive and, at that meeting, it sounded like the Council was intending to restrict the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides on City properties. That the City is still using RoundUp (and other pesticides/ herbicides) is very disappointing, to say the least. More and more studies are showing that RoundUp and similar chemical substances are destroying pollinator plants, infiltrating our water and food supplies, endangering bee populations, and damaging human health. RoundUp has been detected in human breast milk. We beekeepers are struggling to maintain our hives alive year over year. And Menlo Park is still using it?

I hope that the Council will put an immediate stop to the use of RoundUp and other substances that hurt our environment, our kids, and our bees.

Thank you.

Gwyn Murray
223 Laurel Avenue
Menlo Park.
Received on Sat Apr 19 2014 - 23:03:19 PDT

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