2 NEW RETAILERS DUMP ROUNDUP SALES in VASHON WA. - MAURY ISLAND!
Sep 24, 2018 —
October 3, 2018 BREAKING! MORE STORES DISCONTINUE SALES OF ROUNDUP!
Last week, Island Home Center & Lumber and Thriftway created news of its own when it announced it would stop carrying Roundup or any other product containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in the well-known weed killer.
Among the community members who have been encouraging Island Home Center manager Tanner Yelken and other business owners to discontinue Roundup are the husband-wife duo of Michael Laurie and Diane Emerson. Laurie, a longtime sustainability consultant, said he was pleased with the news last week.
“Why risk our health and the health of the island by using products like Roundup?” he said.
He added that it is not just glyphosate that is a concern, but also the other ingredients in Roundup that are not listed on the label — and how that combination works altogether.
Yelken said to stop stocking Roundup, he needed to find an alternative that worked. Many organic products he had tried would weaken weeds, he said, but not kill them. Emerson recommended agricultural vinegar, which the store now has a large amount of on the shelves. He tried it out.
“Sure enough, in a day it had killed the weeds,” he said. “I now have it, an organic alternative that is effective.”
Late last week, the community response to the store’s decision had been nearly all positive.
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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