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Glyphosate petition

Let's get glyphosate out of our streets and parks

Glyphosate is a common chemical in many brands of weed killer, like Round Up. In 2015, the World Health Organisation classified it as “probably carcinogenic” to humans, but it’s still legal to use it on your garden or your lawn, and in public spaces like parks and street verges.

We think parks and playgrounds should be safe, happy places that don’t make you sick. Let’s get glyphosate out of these public spaces. The first step is to demand our Environmental Protection Agency assess it for themselves objectively, in the interests of New Zealanders’ health and the health of our environment.

Sign the petition to get glyphosate reassessed by the EPA so we can have spray-free and safe streets and parks. 

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Tell the EPA we want safe spray-free streets and parks


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To the Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority:

We request the urgent reassessment of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides in the interests of New Zealanders’ health, and the health of our environment.

Significant scientific evidence has shown that:

  1. Glyphosate affects bacteria’s  response to antibiotics
  2. Glyphosate damages hormones and is a probable carcinogen
  3. Glyphosate is often combined in weed killers with other active ingredients that are more toxic to animals and people than glyphosate by itself
  4. When it enters waterways, glyphosate harms fish and other aquatic animals
  5. Glyphosate negatively affects the natural behaviour of bees, causing them to forget where their hives are
  6. Glyphosate leaches into groundwater
  7. We don’t know what a safe level of glyphosate is, as it has never been assessed by regulators at sub-lethal levels.

We request that glyphosate be phased out from all uses.