Position Paper from the Committee: Glyphosate and Our Allotments:
The presentation on the use of glyphosate on our allotments at the pre-AGM session in April asked two main questions:
- Do we continue to sell it in the shop or stop selling it?
- Do we do nothing about its use? Ban its use? Or make rules about its use?
The Committee were tasked with considering options and coming up with a position paper on the subject. You can read it here.
We would like members’ feedback on the suggested guidelines for use in the paper, with a view to providing a final set to members for use over the next few years (before the 5 year EU renewal expires in 2022). Please send your comments to the Association Secretary to collate.
The Committee believes that as an Association we should all be aiming to limit or eliminate the use of chemicals on plots.