Glyphosate is becoming a hot issue in Manchester parks. Following a serious incident in an AMOSS member park, we are planning to take up the issue with Manchester City Council.
Chemical structure of glyphosate
Detailed information about glyphosate in Wikipedia here
23.2.2018: Monsanto is demanding Avaaz hands over all of its campaign data
The Guardian website reports that a subpoena in the US courts could see the Avaaz campaign group forced to release huge amounts of internal communications including the email addresses of four million people who have signed online petitions
April 2016: European Parliament say Glyphosate should not be used in parks
An article dated 3 April 2016, on the “Horticulture Week” website reported that the European parliament called for “a ban on all uses of glyphosate-based herbicides in private and public green areas, including spraying in and around public parks, playgrounds and gardens”.
Results of Gyphosate use in Birchfields Park
Stephen Pennells has started a petition on 38 Degrees
To: Manchester City Council
View the petition here