28 Sep '12, 6pm

Central Park’s Chemical Killer

Central Park’s Chemical Killer

While strolling through Central Park last spring, I was delighted by the serene water of Turtle Pond, long stretches of trees arching over the cool March day and overcome by one of America’s most famous and treasured public spaces. Looking back on that experience is a different story. I have no recollection of any signs or pamphlets warning me that I was walking over hoards of one of the most toxic herbicides on the market. Central Park is coated with Roundup, a weed-killer sold by the infamous biotech company Monsanto. Monsanto is the same company that refused to safely label GMO products, brought us GMO corn — a product known to cause organ failure, tumors and premature death in rats — and infused common household foods with untested and unsafe chemicals. Studies have linked Roundup to Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. It’s been shown to kill human cells and is the third l...

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