Ban the sale and spraying of herbicides and pesticides in Davis , California!
  • Petitioned Dan Wolk

This petition was delivered to:

Council member
Dan Wolk
Mayor
Joe Krovoza
Council member
Stephen Stephen
Council member
Sue Greenwald
Mayor Pro Tempore
Rochelle Swanson
Director
Sal Genito

Ban the sale and spraying of herbicides and pesticides in Davis , California!

    1. Rob Stephens
    2. Petition by

      Rob Stephens

      Davis, CA

We are petitioning to stop the spraying and sale of synthetic pesticides and herbicides within our city,  on our campus , along our roads , around our schools , train tracks, ditches and near putah creek so we can once again go swimming without fear of polluted waters. It has been proven that using these chemicals such as Monsanto's RoundUp ,cause birth defects , cancer in children and in adults later on in life along with many other serious diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's . It is time for us to stop ignoring important research and letting multinational corporations can get richer as we become sicker.  Our own EPA will not even do the proper research but rely on the companies that produce these harmful chemicals to provide biased research so we will have to take this matter into our own hands and do what we know is right for the safety of our community and children.

We would like chemicals from agriculture used no closer than 100 feet from any creek , roadside or irrigation channel and atleast 1000 feet away from any house around the perimeter of city as well as these synthetic chemicals to be completely banned inside the city


There are many great organic alternatives that will not cause harm to us or the environment we live in.

Mosquitos-  Setting up boxes for bats, mosquito fish in ponds, natural repellents

Weeds - Vinegar mixture, Flame torches , Repairing earth and planting perrenial flowers and native plants rather than having dead roadsides  , nature's avenger and other organic weed killers

Rodents - Traps, Owls and hawk boxes

Other insects - Neem oil , natural repellents, planting more diversified plants for a larger biodiversity for more balanced eco system, Caulking to keep insects out of houses, dried bay leaves sprinkled around the house are more effective than toxic pesticides for keeping out cockroaches,

 

Articles and Studies

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/24/roundup-scientists-birth-defects_n_883578.html   

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/roundup-birth-defects-herbicide-regulators_n_872862.

http://www.examiner.com/food-in-new-york/commission-says-roundup-causes-birth-defects

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/   - Documentary by French Journalist

http://www.panna.org    - Pesticide action network

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Letter requesting to meet with the Mayor sent this morning

      Rob Stephens
      Petition Organizer

      We are hoping to speak with the Mayor Joe Krovoza of Davis soon about alternative methods that can be used, please call in and voice your concern or email jkrovoza@cityofdavis.org

    3. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • michael king CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      Water is the best pesticide,you just do it three times aday.We need to pay more attention to our food supply here in the us for that these big co s will brain wash us on it.Point whole foods buy a cucumber it will last only three days in the frigde ,why grow with hyro(just water)Need to buy land and bring back the american framer before we need chemical kits to wash food before we cook it.Kinda crazy unh? And really recycle our wasted products,stop talking about it and get involve.Get rid of nukes and go solar-New Mexico did.Wake up

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      • about 3 years ago

      Evidence suggests that consumers often ignore labels and dramatically over-apply pesticides. While their need for pesticides in the first place is considerably more dubious, consumers are much less likely than farmers to use pesticides responsibly. Marketing by pesticide manufacturers creates a perceived need where none really existed. Combined with the various risks, all this suggests that a ban on consumer pesticides within the city and near waterways would be reasonable and positive for our health and environment. This ban would also help make Davis a haven for beneficial wildlife, most likely without any significant increase in pest populations.

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    • Bill Kendrick DAVIS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      On behalf of my 4.5 year old son and pregnant wife, thank you in advance!

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    • Lynn Martling DENVER, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      This is indiscriminate spraying contaminating waterways, killing pets and other animals and insects not all of whom are undesirable. Employ road crews! Plant intelligently.

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