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Pesticide Use in San Francisco Natural Areas Creeping Up Again – Oct 2017

We’ve received the pesticide usage reports for the first ten months of 2017, and we’re concerned. After reducing herbicide usage in the last four years, it’s creeping up again in the natural areas. The Natural Areas (now called the Natural … Continue reading

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Roundup, Garlon, and Pesticide-Free Parks

New evidence has emerged that Monsanto influenced the Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) to downplay the cancer-causing risk of Roundup. This pesticide, and others that may be even more hazardous, are used in our parks and watersheds. And now, since San Francisco is … Continue reading

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Roundup Herbicide and Liver Disease – a New Study

A recent study published by Nature.com shows evidence of liver disease from long-term low-dose exposure to Roundup. Predictably, Monsanto has been dismissive. Rats that consumed a very little Roundup in their water developed liver problems. [Here’s the study: Mesnage, R. et … Continue reading

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A “Roundup” Map of San Francisco Parks and Playgrounds

A New Map Reveals Carcinogenic Glyphosate in San Francisco Parks and Playgrounds In collaboration with the activist group Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir,  the San Francisco Forest Alliance has published an online interactive map to show San Francisco citizens how … Continue reading

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San Francisco Herbicides 2015: Why Better Isn’t Good Enough

We have some nearly good news. After years of increasing pesticide until 2014, the 2015 data shows Natural Areas Program (NAP) again used less herbicides than in the year before – though they applied it more often. The volume of … Continue reading

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Public Opposition to Pesticide Use in our Public Parks

This article has been republished with permission from ‘Death of a Million Trees,’ a blog that fights unnecessary tree felling in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you wish to sign the petition opposing the use of Roundup (glyphosate) in … Continue reading

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Truck-size Loopholes in San Francisco’s Pesticide Plan

If you oppose the use of toxic herbicides in our parks, you may wish to attend a San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFDoE) hearing on  Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 4:30-7:00 pm in the Downstairs Conference Room, 1455 Market St. (near 11th … Continue reading

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Pesticides and Cancer, Glyphosate and Gut Bugs

At the recent “Save the Forests!” meeting, physician Dr Morley Singer told us about an article in the journal of the American Cancer Society that showed links between pesticide use and increased cancer risk. The article is in CA: A … Continue reading

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The Natural Areas Program and Pesticides: Volumes and Numbers

We talked about pesticide use in the Natural Areas a number of times, and particular of the increasing volumes of the “Fearsome Four” pesticides they use most: Glyphosate (Roundup or Aquamaster); Triclopyr (Garlon or Garlon 4 Ultra); Imazapyr (Polaris or … Continue reading

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