He added: "I was at home listening to the radio and they were talking about that case in the US where a man, Dewayne Johnson, received $289m because they linked his terminal illness with his use of weedkillers
when he was a groundskeeper, and something made me sit up and think."
If you opt for a systemic weedkiller
, take care if your weeds are growing around desirable plants.
Councillor Niall MacLean from Lochaber has been leading a campaign to have weedkillers
outlawed throughout the council area and has written to Scottish and UK government ministers calling for an immediate ban on the use of chemical weedkillers
There are other weedkillers
that don't contain glyphosate and are often acid-based.
is also available to buy in the UK, with its active ingredient listed on retail sites as glyphosate.
He is the first of hundreds of claimants who say the weedkiller
The jury in San Francisco concluded that manufacturer Monsanto had not adequately warned of the risks of using the product, which is one of the UK's top selling weedkillers
Roundup is one of Britain's most popular weedkillers
, while glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on UK farms.
Neal has made national headlines in the past when a court heard how she tormented her neighbours by harassing them, trespassing on their property, deliberately lighting smoky bonfires in her garden, as well as her trademark weedkiller
A spokesman said: "More countries are banning the use of certain types of weedkillers
. So it makes sense for Aberdeen to stay ahead of the legislation and take the best course of action now available to control weed growth."
GM Freeze and Friends of the Earth, leading world-wide environmental groups, have called on the European Union to take an "urgent action" against pesticides after their laboratory tests, published on 13 June, found traces of the weedkiller
glyphosate in the bodies of people across 18 European countries.
Allens has advised one of China's largest chemical suppliers, Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem), on its exclusive distribution agreement with the world leading herbicide manufacturer, US-based Monsanto, for agricultural-use glyphosate (known commercially as Roundup weedkiller
) in Australia and New Zealand.