It’s a start:
“An herbicide that tainted Green Mountain Compost last summer can no longer legally be used on Vermont pastures. But compost companies still worry the chemical will find its way into their products.
The GMC compost, made at the Chittenden Solid Waste District facility in Williston, damaged or killed some broadleaf garden plants, such as tomatoes, costing the district at least $800,000.
The cause of the contamination was found to be aminopyralid. That agent is found in Dow weed-control products Milestone and Forefront and it apparently entered Green Mountain Compost in manure from horses that consumed feed treated with aminopyralid products. Milestone is used to kill up to 85 plant varieties.”
Now to get other states to kick this toxin to the curb.
There is no excuse for this stuff. It contaminates manure, compost, garden soils, hay… it’s insane and it’s been costing gardeners a fortune and wrecking many gardens across the US.
Just read Karen Land’s story!
Andre stopped by that post recently to share the good news:
Excellent. I’m not normally in favor of government bans but in this case I applaud their farsightedness.
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In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord‘s throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
The Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.
–Psalm 11, ESV