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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

London MEP calls for complete ‘Round-Up’ herbicide ban ahead of Hackney meeting

Jean looking at plants in a farm

17 May 2014

LONDON Green Euro-MP Jean Lambert has called for a herbicide used in a Hackney park to be banned.

Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London since 1999, is to speak at a public meeting organized by fashion designer and local resident Katherine Hamnett about pesticide use in London Fields, a Hackney park, later today. (1).

Ms Lambert said: “”Roundup’s active ingredient presents serious risks to human health and it should be taken off the market.

“Its long-term use has been linked to a number of severe health problems, including kidney disease and even birth defects. The Dutch Parliament recently voted to ban its domestic sale and other governments are likely to follow.

“I, along with other Greens, shall certainly be pushing for a ban at EU level and I would urge everyone to demand an immediate end to its use by local councils.

NOTES

(1) The meeting will take place at St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, Lansdowne Drive, Hackney E8, at 13.00 on Saturday, May 17.