by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Our private lawns are slowly becoming just as toxic as the fields of an industrial farming model. But citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland are proposing a bill that would end the use of harmful lawn pesticides like Roundup, and transition the county towards safer pesticide-free communities.
Scotts Miracle-Gro company and the United States Department of Agriculture have been moving toward putting GMO grass across the country for years. The makers would target golf courses and other turf-like arenas for the grass, though you may even soon find it on your neighbors lawn. In fact, the USDA approved the new GM, glyphosate-resistant grass without a single environmental review.
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