Campaign to get RoundUp Out of Builders Warehouse South Africa

Campaign Leader, Rushka Johnson, has been liaising with Builders Warehouse / Walmart management on behalf of many concerned South Africans but they refuse to heed the call to remove Roundup from their store shelves.

A word from campaign manager, Rushka Johnson
As parents, sisters, brothers, children, grannies and gramps we all have what it takes to create a toxic FREE environment.

Please join us at this nation wide picket on 12 December 2015 in South Africa. We need to make our voices heard..

“Silence is Consent”

Join A picket in Your City. Join us.. Make change…
When: 12 December 2015
Where: Nationawide (see links below for further information)

The World Health Organisation has classified Glyphosate, (active ingredient in Roundup), as a Class 2a carcinogen. In layman’s terms, this means that the World Health Organisation agrees that Roundup probably causes Cancer.

Builders Warehouse has been given this information, but still chooses to keep this product on their shelves, which is a cause for great concern for South Africans. Although Glyphosate has been banned, restricted or removed from the shelves in several countries, Builders Warehouse is happy to sell it to ALL customers, including vulnerable minors who may not be aware of the dangers.

roundup-posterMany families are using it in their gardens around their children and pets without knowing the possible damage that it could be causing.

Over the next four days, please help by shouting about it on social media and asking people you know (and don’t know) to join their nearest picket.

Monsanto and the whole industry seem to be getting more and more heat lately – let’s really add to it. Their toxic herbicide, Roundup/Glyphosate has been banned in several countries and over 400 scientists have called for a world wide ban, yet our Department of Agriculture continue to brush the public, global and scientists concerns aside.

Our family stores continue to sell it and advertise it with pride. Even minors without any parental supervision can buy it.

Builders Warehouse and Pick n Pay have been sent the evidence and choose to wash their hands of making any decisions, saying that because the DAFF say its fine then they will continue to stock and sell it.

Concerned citizens of South Africa and environmental groups will gather at various Builders Warehouse location points, across the country to demand that the household herbicide “Roundup” be removed from their outlets nationally.

Event Campaign page – find a picket in your city – https://www.facebook.com/events/509177492562686/

 
The campaign will also use this gathering to create awareness around the dangers of Roundup, highlighting the negative effects of its use on both the health of citizens and the extensive damage it causes to the environment. The group will call for the Department of Agriculture to look into the matter, and to acknowledge these demands.

with love for our people and earth

Rushka Johnson
environmental activist

see below links for further information on your area

If you live far out and cannot make the big picket, please don’t stay at home. You are welcome to gather yourself and 14 kids, friends, cousins and make your way to your nearest Builders Warehouse.. YOU DON”T NEED PERMISSION FORMS TO PICKET IF THERE ARE 15 or Less People there at a time… As long as you are on public property, keep the peace and respect your surroundings. It is of utmost importance that you take pics and load them onto this page during the day and soon after so that we can acknowledge your picket and add it to the other actions of the day. Use ‪#‎RoundupOut‬ when posting up.

Port Elizabeth https://www.facebook.com/events/902618956451592/

Cape Town
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625206364424071/

Durban
https://www.facebook.com/events/1691499174402933/

Umngazana
https://www.facebook.com/events/212320715765793/

Johannesburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/950739574987643/

George
https://www.facebook.com/events/1708518542715114/

East London
https://www.facebook.com/events/150713121943790/

Bloemfontein
https://www.facebook.com/events/769223716544630/

 

 

Sonia Mountford

Sonia Mountford lived as an expat in the Middle East for a number of years and enjoyed travelling and exposure to third and first world cultures. Her interest in food security began while visiting in Sri Lanka after floods and discovering the politics around Food Aid. As a co-founder of Grass Consumer Action and the only full time member, she spent four years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa, investigating, questioning and exposing misleading claims. Although her interests range from food politics to toxins in our food, including harmful ingredients in processed foods and Big Food influence; she soon came to realize that the most important part of the food journey begins on farms. For that reason she spends much of her time visiting farms, learning and talking about constraints and concerns in production methods with farmers. Passionate about nutritional food security she believes higher animal welfare farming practices are not only necessary for ethical reasons but also for human health. She is an ambassador for SOIL, BEES and healthy WATER. Mountford started EATegrity (eategrity.co.za) “Helping You Find Integrity in the Food Chain” in 2015. Her aim is create greater consumer awareness about the food chain and to encourage transparency in the South African food industry.

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