500 signatures reached
To: Central Coast Council
Ban the use of Glyphosate in Central Coast Waterways
Ban the use of Glyphosate 360 in Central Coast waterways.
Why is this important?
Glyphosate has been banned or restricted in over 20 countries due to the threat it poses to human health.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (2015), Glyphosate is 'probably carcinogenic' to humans, can cause DNA & chromosomal damage in humans & causes cancer in lab tested mammals.
Furthermore, Glyphosate has been linked to bee deaths and may be a contributing factor in the significant bee decline we are witnessing around the world (Motta & Moran 2018).
The Central Coast Council is planning to roll out an extensive waterway weed control program across the entire Coast, with about 100 waterways targeted for 'treatment' with Glyphosate 360 and Metsulfuron-methyl from April 2019 - March 2020.
We are calling on the Central Coast Council to cease immediately any further actioning of the above-mentioned Waterway Weed Control Program & make the move now to protect our health & environment from the risks associated with Glyphosate.
We must work together to find innovative solutions to land & water management that have both safety & sustainability in the foreground. A public Forum is hereby requested.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be delivered to Councillor Jane Smith (Mayor) @ Central Coast Council.