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Today: Toxic chemicals and roadside weeds

Original post made on Jan 17, 2012

A report recommending that San Mateo County start following its own guidelines in managing roadside weeds by using pesticides as a last resort and using the least toxic and least risky pesticides will be discussed at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Environmental Quality Committee meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:51 AM

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Posted by Ted
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Sure explains the 3am spraying in the unincorporated areas, without warning.

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Posted by Sheilah B from Anchorage Alaska
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:46 am

You should stop using pesticides and cutting. People may need the weeds that grow on the sides of roads like in the old days. Why in some areas, during the depression, if there weren't weeds on the side of the road people might have died of malnutrition. Heck, if you have the money and want to do some good, you might be best to just plow it up and throw out seeds for edibles if you wished to trully serve you constituents. Plant some berries, fruit the old days. (Fumes from vehicles never stopped the roadside farmers)

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