This week, Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, in partnership with the San Francisco Forest Alliance, published an online interactive map to warn San Francisco citizens of the dangers of carcinogenic glyphosate in parks and playgrounds.
The map data was provided to the San Francisco Forest Alliance by the San Francisco Parks Department. Click here to view the map.
Monsanto’s RoundUp and its key ingredient glyphosate, are major weapons in the San Francisco Parks Department’s arsenal of herbicides. Meanwhile, scientific evidence that glyphosate is toxic is approaching the level of scientific consensus.
The World Health Organization says glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Scientific studies have found glyphosate to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers, birth defects, and celiac disease, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome. Glyphosate is persistent in body tissue, blood and breast milk in humans. The non-profit organization, Moms Across America, claims exposure to RoundUp has cause pregnancy problems, including stillbirths.
Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir and the San Francisco Forest Alliance are organizing citizens to make public comments at two meetings at San Francisco City Hall. The Commission on the Environment meets at 5:00pm on March 22nd at 5:00pm.
During the week of April 18th, Reverend Billy, who resided in the Bay area for more than twenty years, will levitate the DeYoung Museum, one of the sites of where the San Francisco Parks Department applies deadly glyphosate. He will exorcise this world-renowned bastion of high culture and give it a good spiritual scrubbing with local activists.
Reverend Billy’s new book, The Earth Wants YOU, will be published by City Lights Publishers on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. He will read from his new book at eight independent bookstores in Northern California and at UC Santa Cruz in April. Click here for more information about the tour.