Thursday, November 5, 2015

Report Targets Glyphosate Use in Rural Counties

A report by several environmental groups have targeted the use of Glyphosate [GLY-PHO-SATE] the widely used herbicide commonly called Roundup. The chemical was developed by Monsanto, and is used to kill weeds in agricultural crops, in public spaces such as parks, and around residential yards. The report alleges that the agricultural use of the herbicide is concentrated in economically disadvantaged counties in California, particularly in the Central Valley and impacts Latino populations in particular. The report calls on California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation more closely controlling its use. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.