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Dutch Parliament decides to ban glyphosate use in gardens

March 18th 2014

The Dutch Parliament voted in favour of a ban on the sale of Roundup (and other glyphosate-containing weedkillers) to individuals, by garden centers and other shops.  

The ban will enter into force as from November 2015. The resolution was tabled by the animal rights party (Partij voor de Dieren). Already in 2011 the Parliament called on the government to ban all non-agricultural use of glyphosate, so including its use by municipalities or rail maintenance. But the Dutch government created lots of loopholes. Now a ban on the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides in garden centers is unavoidable. A huge victory!


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