Petition Tag - pesticides

1. Pesticide Audit Request for MN Office of Legislative Auditor

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the lead state agency for all aspects of pesticide and fertilizer environmental and regulatory functions. These authorities are described in Minnesota Statutes §§ 18B, 18C, 18D and 103H.
In 2011, 45,589,881 pounds of agricultural pesticides were sold in Minnesota. Unfortunately, this is the most recent statistic publicly available from the MDA. Minnesotans deserve to know that all aspects of MDA’s statutory authority over pesticide use, including handling of pesticide misuse complaints, are carried out in a timely and comprehensive manner that protects public health, pollinators, organic farms and the environment.

The most recent Pesticide Regulation Evaluation Report was completed in 2006 by the Office of the Legislative Auditor. Approximately five hundred million pounds of pesticides have been applied in our state since then, and Minnesotans know it is time for a new audit. We respectfully ask that the Legislative Audit Commission direct the Office of the Legislative Auditor to evaluate pesticide effects, regulation and enforcement in Minnesota.

2. Preserve Our Bees: Stop the Use of Pesticides

Our campaign, beezystateofminduci, is funded by a group of dedicated research students at the University of California, Irvine.

We are passionate about the lives of bees around the world and their significant impact on the environment, economy, and human sustainability.

Measures against corporate companies in the agriculture industry that neglect their harmful effects on the bee population must be taken.

The use of pesticides and GMOs have been shown to affect bee colonies worldwide, leading to increased prices of not only food crops, but also other industries that rely on nature's produce.

3. Justice for Ginger and all gingers in Kodaikanal

Justice for Ginger!!

Ginger was a lucky little puppy when KSPCA team rescued her from the street and fed her and made her well. She became happy and healthy and was adopted by Ram Dev. She filled the Seven Sisters Farm with love and joy. One great girl! But unfortunately as happy as she and other dogs in nearby farms were, they were wooed with poisoned food and all of them died on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Ginger along with six other dogs were victims of poisoning. This is the fourth case to Kodaikanal SPCA knowledge, it has happened twice to George Roshan’s dogs and once each near VGP area and Pallangi side. Those are only the cases we know about, there are probably many more. Ram Dev filed an FIR and KSPCA followed up with the animal husbandry doctor for autopsy. It's was very sad to go through the process of getting the autopsy done but we had to do it.

We have to get justice for Ginger and all other Gingers in town who are victims of deliberate poisoning and brutal killings in Kodaikanal.

The Police Department was so understanding and so we want to thank you, Inspector Muruganandan, for your immediate response and investigation of the case. Your role was essential. A letter was copied to the Collector, SP, AWBI, DFO and DSP. Ginger my girl, you died for a reason, you brave girl! May your soul rest in peace. We want justice! Stop killing dogs! Stop using poison, bombs, traps and harmful pesticides that kill domestic and wild animals.

We request the authorities to bring strict laws and punishment against people keeping poison, bombs, traps and harmful pesticides in their fields that would kill the domestic and wild animals in Kodaikanal! Such items should not be sold in Kodaikanal!

Let’s work together to change this: please sign this petition and pass it on.

4. Demand The End To The Pollution That Causes Red Tide

Winter is the primetime for tourists and snow birds to come to Florida to escape the cold.

Imagine the panic that people who run fishing charters, boat rentals, beachfront hotels and restaurants are feeling as agricultural swill gushes from the state’s center to the east and west coasts, killing marine life.

• Save our beaches from effects of red tide
o Dead Fish
o Poor air quality

• Future economics at risk
o Our tourist industry
o Property values
o Fishing industry
o Etc.

5. Protect Wildlife from Pesticide Impacts

A new European Directive called the Sustainable Use Directive has been established in Europe. The Directive is currently being implemented in the UK and should promote best practice for the storage, use and disposal of pesticides.

The UK government consulted on its implementation of the Directive just over a year ago and the government’s response to this consultation was published in early 2011. This response was very weak suggesting no, or very small changes to existing pesticide mitigation measures in the UK despite the number of opportunities provided by the Directive to further reduce pesticide impacts. The government is required to implement the Directive by 25th November 2011.

We believe that the government is failing to deliver adequately to protect wildlife from pesticides impacts and that they need to strengthen implementation of the Directive.

Environmental organisations believe that the following needs to be implemented.

Phased reduction of most toxic substance (relates to Article 4)
• Process to allow the identification or flagging of most harmful pesticides to biodiversity
• Phase out/suspension plans for pesticides
• A focus on developing alternatives to those pesticides that will be phased out by the new EU Regulation and those deemed toxic to bees and other pollinators

Awareness raising (relates to Article 7)
• Leaflets which are offered prior to product sale
• Posters near the products and
• Labelling on the product

Water protection (relates to Article 11)
• Targeted voluntary safeguard zones in pesticide vulnerable areas for WFD, EU Habitats directive catchments and other biodiverse areas, backed by the possibility of regulation should a voluntary approach prove unsuccessful
• Voluntary safeguard zones should be well supported by advice, training and assessments
• A ban on blanket spraying on hard surfaces

Integrated pest management (IPM) (relates to Article 14)
• Develop a clear definition of IPM that puts the onus on non-chemical methods and builds on the principles set out in Annex III to deliver real reductions in pesticide use in practice
• Development of crop and sector specific IPM protocols
• Development of extension and outreach services to assist farmers in implementing IPM
• The addition of a new IPM implementation group as a sub-group of the Pesticides Forum
• Mandatory training in IPM for all sectors
• Funding for research into IPM

The NGOs conducting this campaign are: Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, CHEM Trust, PAN UK and RSPB.

6. A Call To Enact Legislation Banning The Use Of Pesticides For Cosmetic (Non-Essential) Purposes In The Province Of Newfoundland And Labrador

The Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides- Newfoundland and Labrador hopes you will support a province wide ban on cosmetic pesticide use in Newfoundland and Labrador. New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and dozens of municipalities in Canada have banned lawn care pesticides but our provincial government still permits their sale and use. The government of Alberta has banned weed-and-feed because levels of this product in waterways are approaching dangerous levels.

- Known to cause childhood cancers, reproductive and neurological problems and fatalities in children, pesticides pose a risk to health that far outweighs the look of a nice lawn.

- You may be unaware that you are being exposed to a poison, particularly if you live in an urban area. Even if you do not use pesticides, your neighbour or landlord may be doing so.

- Cosmetic pesticides are unnecessary. There are many organic lawn care methods that are easy to implement and do not involve large amounts of chemicals entering the air and water.

7. Stop illegal deforestation at Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

The only host plant of the monarch butterfly (milkweed) is often a noxious weed in Canada. In the USA there is a loss of biodiverse agriculture and agricultural lands to urban sprawl and use of pesticides and herbicides.

In Mexico there is illegal logging of Oyamel fir trees within the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. In 2009 According to Monarch Watch over 50 percent of the monarchs died due to mudslides, freezing rains and floods within and around the sanctuaries.


Texto en castellano, inglés, valenciano y alemán.

Below in Spanish, English, Valencian & German.

(Any other language too if you could please translate it for us)

10 y 11 de febrero de 2011:
El Ayuntamiento de Alboraya de nuevo fumiga en la zona próxima a la residencia de Elvira, y junto a dos centros educativos, una residencia de mayores, y centenares de viviendas, con Roundup Plus, catalagado en su ficha fitosanitaria en el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente como peligroso para el medio ambiente. Y además tiene previsto hacerlo de nuevo los próximos 1 y 2 de Marzo, el 5 y 6 de Abril , y el 10 y 11 de Mayo.

Por favor, ayúdanos a conseguir que el Ayuntamiento reconsidere estas actuaciones, y las suspenda hasta que no reemplace estos productos peligrosos para el medio ambiente por otros naturales respetuosos con el mismo.

Muchas Gracias! Moltes gràcies! Thank you very Much!

5 de octubre

En el nombre de Elvira:

Gracias por haber apoyado la petición al Ayuntamiento de Alboraya (Comunitat Valenciana, España, Europa) para que no utilice productos químicos nocivos para las personas y/o el medio ambiente, y en su lugar utilice otros alternativos más saludables.

Sabed que conseguimos que el Ayuntamiento de Alboraya no continuara con aquella actuación, pero lamentablemente ha iniciado una nueva fumigación para hoy día 5 y mañana 6 de octubre, con Roundup Plus (Glifosato), otro producto químico peligroso para el medio ambiente.

Hemos solicitado que se utilizaran otros productos alternativos naturales y respetuosos con el medio ambiente, y que se informara a la población residente en la zona de esta actuación… pero no lo hemos conseguido.

Convencidos que lo que solicitamos es bueno, necesario y saludable no solo para Elvira, sino para todos, os rogamos y animamos a continuar la captación de firmas.

Os necesitamos.

Muchísimas gracias!

Para más información sobre Elvira:

Para firmar:

PD. Si alguien no quisiera recibir este tipo de correos que nos lo haga saber.


Carta de Elvira Roda Agradecimientos…

Carta de la madre de Elvira Roda


5th October

On behalf of Elvira:

Thanks to all who have supported Elvira Roda signing the petition to the City of Alboraya (Land of Valencia, Spain, Europe) to not use chemicals harmful to people and / or the environment, and instead use other healthier alternative.

Let us notice you that we all made possible that Alboraya City Council stopped at that moment the spraying, but unfortunately the Alboraya City Council has started today, 5th October, a new spraying action using Roundup Plus (glyphosate), other chemicals harmful to the environment.

We have requested to use other natural alternatives that respect the environment, and also that the Alboraya City Council inform the population in the area, but both unsuccessfully

Convinced that we ask is good, necessary and healthy for everybody, we ask and encourage to continue the collection of signatures.

We need you.

Thank you so much!

You can find more information about Elvira visiting:

To sign:

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5 d’Octubre

En el nom d'Elvira:

Gràcies a tots els que heu recolzat la petició a l'Ajuntament d'Alboraya (Comunitat Valenciana, Espanya, Europa) per a què no utilitze productes químics nocius per a les persones i/o el medi ambient, i en el seu lloc aplique alternatius més saludables per a tots.

Heu de saber que paràrem aquella actuació de l'Ajuntament d'Alboraya, però lamentablement hui 5 i demà 6 d’octubre s’ha iniciat una nova fumigació utilitzant Roundup Plus (Glifosato), un producte químic perillós per al medi ambient.

Hem demanat que es gastaren productes alternatius naturals i respectuosos amb el medi ambient i s’informara la població resident en la zona… però no ho hem aconseguit.

Convençuts que allò que sol·licitem és bo, necessari i saludable no sols per a Elvira, sinó per a tots, vos preguem i animem a continuar la captació de firmes

Vos necessitem.

Moltíssimes gràcies!

Per a més informació al voltant d’Elvira:

Per a signar:

PD. Si algú no vol rebre este tipus de correus que ens ho faça saber.


Auf Deutsch
Im Namen Elvira:
Dank aller, die Elvira Roda gestützt haben, der die Petition zur Stadt von Alboraya unterzeichnet (Land von Valencia, von Spanien, von Europa) nicht zu den Gebrauchschemikalien, die zu den Leuten und/oder zur Umwelt und verwendet schädlich sind stattdessen, andere gesündere Alternative.
Lassen Sie uns Sie bemerken, dass wir alle möglich, dass der Alboraya-Stadtrat, der an diesem Moment das Sprühen, aber gestoppt werden, leider der Alboraya-Stadtrat heute begonnen hat, 5. Oktober, eine neue Sprühaktion unter Verwendung der Roundup Plus (Glyphosat), andere Chemikalien machten, die schädlich sind zur Umwelt.
Wir haben verlangt, um andere natürliche Alternativen zu verwenden, die die Umwelt respektieren, und auch, der der Alboraya-Stadtrat die Bevölkerung im Bereich informieren, aber beide erfolglos, dass wir bitten, gut, notwendig und gesund für jeder, überzeugt wir bitten und anregen, die Sammlung der Unterzeichnungen fortzusetzen.
Wir benötigen Sie.
Mit dieser ganzer sicheren Bemühung folgen wir.
Zu mehr Information über Elvira:
Zu unterzeichnen:
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(in English below)

Firmas de adhesion para que no se utilicen productos químicos para la fumigación en la zona de la Patacona (Alboraya) donde reside Elvira Roda LLorca, afectada de Sensibilidad Química Múltiple en grado severo pues dado a su delicado estado de salud podría ser muy grave. También será beneficioso, lo sepan o no, para el resto de los vecinos de la zona.

Pedimos que se utilicen medios no perjudiciales para el medioambiente y la salud de las personas.

Pueden informarse de la situación del barrio de Elvira Roda mediante estos documentos:

- La 'niña burbuja' de Valencia, en crisis por la fumigación del Ayuntamiento

- La Guardia Civil comprueba si los productos de fumigación usados en Alboraya son legales

- FODESAM (Fondo para la Defensa de la Salud Ambiental): Pesticidas, venenos confesos

Por favor añadir comentarios en los artículos de periódico; y votar los comentarios de los compañeros. Asimismo añadir la información que consideren necesaria para que los ciudadanos estén informados sobre los productos biocidas.

Difundir por favor esta peticion en Facebook, blogs, etc.

También les invitamos a dirigir sus cartas al ayuntamiento de Alboraya:

Aqui teneis algunos BANNERS que podeis añadir a vuestros blogs y webs:



This is a petition to ask the city council of Alboraya, in Valencia, Spain, not to use toxic chemicals to fumigate the area of Patacona, where Elvira Roda resides. She suffers from Multiple Chemical Syndromme and due to the severity of her illness, the use of pesticides such as the Organophosphorus which are currently being used in her area, could be very damaging to her health. Avoiding these kind of toxic chemicals will also be very beneficial, they know it or not, to her neighbours.

We are asking the city council of Alboraya to use different products which are not dangerous for human health and that of the environment, and are indeed available.

You can find some information on the situation of Elvira Roda's neighbourhood by visiting these links, some of which we show you through google translate:

-Environmental Working Group: Cry for Help - young woman in danger.

- The girl with Multiple Chemical Syndromme in Valencia, in crisis because of a fumigation by the city council.

- Police checks wether the pesticides used in Alboraya are legal.

- Pesticides: admittedly poisons.

Please add your comments in the newspaper articles, and vote those of people who fully understand the dangers of organophosphorous. Also, we would be happy should you added any missing information in order to keep citizens informed on biocides.

Please share this online petition on Facebook, via blogs, etc.

We also invite you to write your letters to the city council of Alboraya:

Here you are some BANNERS you can add to your blogs and websites:


9. Stop the use of Chemical Pesticides on Banana crops

Chemical pesticides have been used on banana crops for over half a century. The wide spread use of these pesticides in South American countries has produced numerous accounts of physical illness on the people who work on banana plantations as well as the people of the surrounding villages and towns.

The corporations who use these pesticides on a regular basis are ignoring many of these illness issues. The illnesses that are inflicted on the workers and their families cause undue financial and physical harm, and do not allow them to keep their jobs, which are essential to providing for their families.

10. Ban Cosmetic Pesticides in NB / Interdiction des pesticides aux fins cosmétiques au N-B

(le français suit)

Whereas chemical pesticides are toxic substances designed to kill living organisms;

Whereas pesticides and combinations of pesticides have been linked to a variety of human health effects;

Whereas there are absolutely no health benefits to the cosmetic use of pesticides but they have the potential for harm to humans and the environment;

Whereas the precautionary principle states that when an activity raises threats of harm to human health, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationship are not fully established scientifically;


Considérant que les pesticides chimiques sont des substances toxiques conçues pour tuer des organismes en vie;

Considérant que les pesticides et les combinaisons de pesticides ont été reliés à une diversité d’effets sur la santé des humains;

Considérant que l’utilisation des pesticides aux fins cosmétiques n’apporte absolument aucun avantage pour la santé, mais que ceux-ci constituent des menaces potentielles pour les humains et pour l’environnement;

Considérant que le principe de précaution énonce qu’une activité qui soulève des menaces à la santé humaine doit être accompagnée de mesures de précaution même si des relations de cause à effet n’ont pas été pleinement établies scientifiquement;

11. Ban non-essential pesticides in N.B. / Pour l'interdiction des pesticides non essentiels au N-B

The scientific evidence of the dangers of pesticides to our health and our environment is undeniable. We know that children are particularly vulnerable to pesticide exposure.

The Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Report on pesticides (2004) identifies a link between exposure to pesticides and neurological problems and cardiovascular deficiency among children.

Children from homes where pesticides have been used have 4 times the risk of developing soft tissue cancer (American Journal of Public Health) and 6 to 7 times the risk of developing leukemia (Journal of the National Cancer Institute).

There are over 125 Canadian municipalities which have adopted a bylaw that reduces or bans the use of pesticides. Municipalities in New Brunswick should be able to do the same in a clear legislative context.

12. Eliminate the use of cosmetic pesticides in Edmonton, AB

Whereas: Many health organisations and physicians advise avoiding pesticides, particularly for children, due to their impact on health;

Whereas: A study released in 2004 by the Ontario College of Family Physicians found that children exposed to pesticides, especially insecticides and herbicides used on lawns and gardens, had an increased risk of developing leukemia;

Whereas: Many scientific studies have shown pesticides to be linked with very serious illnesses including cancer, reproductive problems, and neurological diseases;

Whereas: leading Canadian organisations such as the Canadian Cancer Society(AB/NT ) and the Edmonton Capital Region Medical Staff Association have advised against the use of chemical pesticides;

Whereas: Over 160 Canadian communities, and the entire province of Quebec, and Ontario, now have bylaws restricting pesticide use:

Whereas: the use of chemical pesticides for lawn maintenance is unnecessary because healthy, organic, effective alternatives are available:

13. Ban Lawn and Garden Pesticides!

The following municipalities; Halifax (N.S.), Líle bizard (Que.) and chelsea (Que) have bylaws prohibiting the use of pesticides on private property for cosmetic reasons. Synthetic pesticides are harmful to human health and the environment: many of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, birth defects, and loss of wildlife. These products are unnecessary because sustainable, healthy and effective lawn care alternatives are available.