Should Cities Be Banning Herbicides & Pesticides & Going Organic? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Parks and city green spaces and school grounds are safe, pleasant and healthy places, right? Perhaps not, if they are sprayed with dangerous pesticides and herbicides. Cities are gradually waking up to the idea that they may be putting their populations at risk by using these chemical-containing pesticides and herbicides. Some of them are already receiving demands that they refrain from their use, replacing them with healthy alternatives. Last month, Ségolène Royal , the French Minister of Ecology, appeared on television to ask that "all mayors remove pesticides in parks and schools", following the appearance of scientific doubts about the safety of these substances. This week, on May 22, World Biodiversity Day , she is to launch a campaign called " cities and villages without pesticides " , under which schools are being asked to ban their use and convert to organic growin...

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