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Supervisors hold off on weed-killer ban


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 5:20pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today paused a proposed ban on weed-killers that have been linked to certain cancers, but also voted to

spend $60,000 for a pilot program to use organic alternatives on county-owned properties.

Board members voted unanimously to maintain the county policy of using the chemical glyphosate, which can be found in commercial weed-killing

products, including the Roundup brand, on county properties and infrastructure.

As suggested by Supervisor Jim Desmond, board members will receive a report next year on how much it will cost farmers if a total ban is e...

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