Miami city just banned glyphosate | GBRI


There has been growing evidence that glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used weedkiller Roundup, is toxic for both public and environmental health. Due to this, the city of Miami completely banned the spraying of glyphosate by city departments or contractors.

“Banning the use of glyphosate is a great first step to take in improving water quality,” environmental group Miami Waterkeeper said. “It is also beneficial to public health, as citizens of the city of Miami won’t be exposed to harmful chemicals.”

Miami officials are specifically concerned that runoff containing glyphosate might have contributed to the recent blue-green algae bloom and red tide that impacted the state last year. This is the reason that Miami Commissioner Ken Russell began to look into the city’s use of herbicides.

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