For years NSDNR has approved aerial spraying of glyphosates on our forests. The intent is to kill hardwoods and clear the way for quick growing, more immediately profitable softwoods to make kraft pulp. In other words, support monoculture and eliminate diversity. Environment Minister Margaret Miller has been convinced by industry that it’s a good idea. Don't worry, be happy, she says, glyphosates are approved by Health Canada. But is she getting the best advice? The World Health Organization, dozens of class action suits, and now a compelling study seems to suggest she’s not. Since it’s introduction in 1974, use of the herbicide, often sold under the trade name Roundup, has increased a hundred fold. Now it’s a crisis.
Read the attached recently published paper and see if you think Minister Miller is making the right decision.