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Montreal unveils new bylaw banning 100 pesticides

Montreal unveils new bylaw banning 100 pesticides
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Yesterday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced the city of Montreal will ban single-use plastics as part of a plan to make the city "greener" and reach zero waste by 2030.

Today the mayor announced that Montreal will be the first municipality in North America to completely ban the sale of 100 of the most dangerous pesticides on the market including glyphosate, a herbicide and crop desiccant that has long been thought to be carcinogenic.

“The harmful effects of pesticides on health are increasingly documented. Doctors and scientists have sounded the alarm about their impact on humans and the environment and action is needed. We must not put the health of Montrealers at risk and taking action today confirms our desire to ensure the health of the entire population and of Montreal’s biodiversity,” Plante said.

via CTV News

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