A herbicide free future.

Register of Chemical Sensitive Residents and Organic Growers

Council maintains a register for  Chemical Sensitive Residents and Organic Growers.

Residents sensitive to chemical herbicide and certified organic growers who wish to be placed on the Register should apply to Council in writing on the official application form.

Details will be kept confidential and only given to Authorised Spraying contractors for the purposes of notifying applicants of proposed spraying operations.

Council reminds residents that if they maintain their road frontage this will alleviate the need for spraying.

Enquiries: 02 6685 9319

http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/pesticide-usehttp://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/pesticide-use

Two-thirds of Europeans support a ban on glyphosate, the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world’s history, according to a new Yougov poll.

A prohibition on the herbicide ingredient was backed by three-quarters of Italians, 70% of Germans, 60% of French and 56% of Britons, in a survey of more than 7,000 people across the EU’s five biggest states.

Up to 150 MEPs in Strasbourg are expected to give urine samples today and tomorrow to see if they contain residues of the ingredient, ahead of a symbolic vote on prohibition this Wednesday.

Previous tests have found traces of the residue in the urine of people from 18 different European countries, and in over 60% of breads sold in the UK.

The Green MEP Bart Staes told the Guardian that the MEPs’ test was inspired by a recent “Urinal 2015” test which detected glyphosate in Germany’s 14 best-selling beers, stirring public unease.

 

 

 

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