Agriculture Ministry Refuses to Ban Pesticides From Israeli Schools

This despite Health Ministry recommendation not to use glyphosate-based pesticides after WHO found them to be carcinogenic.
Zafrir Rinat Jan 03, 2016 9:17 PM
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The Agriculture Ministry has refused to restrict the use of pesticides in public parks or near schools, even though the Health Ministry recommended doing so because they are carcinogenic. The decision upset both the Union of Local Authorities and the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (Adam, Teva V’Din) NGO, which urged the ministry to reconsider its position.

About six months ago, after the World Health Organization concluded that the weed killer glyphosate was carcinogenic, the Health Ministry urged the Agriculture Ministry to restrict the use of pesticides that have glyphosate as an active ingredient.

Glyphosate-based weed killers are widely used both in agriculture and in cities, including on sidewalks, public parks and the grounds of schools and kindergartens.
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