I live in La Selva and have a concern about the use of Roundup in local gardens. More people have been home because of the lockdown and more in their gardens.
I have noticed several gardens spraying the poison Roundup in the gardens and in the meridians and rock areas by their driveways if a house is mostly rock as the decor of the front yard.
After spraying they water the rock area and the drainage feeds into the street and drains. Dogs walk in this water, strollers drive over the water. I saw a mother with a child and a dog standing in the area someone while someone spraying the Roundup and it was windy.
Roundup is a known carcinogen and we are dealing with a pandemic that may be caused by the degradation of the environment and our misuse of resources including animals and soil.
I am surprised and concerned that for convenience Roundup is being used at a great cost.
There are many options that are nontoxic but they take some mixing up a couple of simple ingredient. One recipe calls for 1/2 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt, and 2 Tablespoons of dish soap.
It is imperative we change our habits to be able to offer a future for those children going by in strollers and for the health of those around us. I hope this suggestion is taken seriously.
— Nanda Currant