Good News: Second-Largest DUTCH City, Rotterdam BANS Monsanto's Roundup HerbicideSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:20
Good News: Second-Largest DUTCH City, Rotterdam BANS Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide
by Elizabeth Renter
July 25th, 2013
Updated 07/25/2013 at 12:54 pm
Some cynics write off citizen action including petitions and sign-carrying protestors. They don’t believe such small efforts can make any big difference. But the more than 600,000 people of Dutch city Rotterdam disagree. Their efforts, which began with a petition, have led to a “green initiative” in their city including the banning of Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship product.
The petition campaign was called “Non-toxic Sidewalks for Our Children.” With support from that country’s Green Party, concerned citizens were able to make a significant change for their city and their future.