I support the call by the National Federation of Group Water Schemes (NFGWS) for people to explore alternative methods of controlling unwanted vegetation, bugs and insects in view of the mounting evidence of pesticide contamination of drinking water sources and damage to the wider eco-systems and a biodiversity crisis”.
“If pesticides are to be used at all, it should be as a last resort and only after the consideration of all other options”.
“We need to reflect on how we deal with pesticides and the threat imposed to water courses and biodiversity”.