Re: “Falmouth leads the charge against invasive plants on public, private land” (June 28):

Brilliant move, Falmouth! You’ve decided to use glyphosate (Roundup) to reduce the spread of invasive species around your town.

Glyphosate has been linked in numerous scientific studies to colony collapse disorder, which has led to the dangerous decline in our honeybee population. So officials in Falmouth have decided to protect native plant species by endangering the very species (bees) that is necessary for their reproduction – and for the production of a third of human food.

While it’s laudable that town officials are concerned about maintaining a healthy ecosystem, it’s short-sighted of them to not consider the harmful effects of their own actions.

David Kuchta


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