Glyphosate spraying in the face of widespread concerns among rural residents just so that forestry companies can make a bit more money seems pretty outrageous. Yet that’s what’s happening.
Spraying of woodlands with the Glyphosate herbicide continues in Nova Scotia, even though provincial subsidies have ended. And for how long DNR’s moratorium on subsidies will remain in effect is an open question.
Northern Pulp’s proposed glyphosate spraying program may be bad for your health, but that’s not the only problem, says Matt Miller of the Ecology Action Centre. Diversity in our forests will help us weather climate change, and a softwood-only forest is a bad economic strategy.
The Department of Natural Resources does a major flip-flop on its forest certification practices in Western Nova Scotia. Not good, say environmentalists.