Evaluation of Glyphosate get’s political in N.S…

Free helicopter Clipart - Free Clipart Graphics, Images and Photos ...Not to be outpaced by N.B. (view previous post), now the science of the effects of glyphosate related to spraying forest land has entered the arena in Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia’s top medical official says herbicide concerns are ill-founded” (CBC Report).

Raymond Plourde pointed out the obvious: “You don’t need to spray if you don’t clear cut….Working with a more natural stand of forest with a constant canopy would solve the problem, he said.” We might say that is an issue of Ecosystem Health; not to mention effects of glyphosate and the inert carriers on health of soil organisms and our gut microbiota.

In late August, the province approved the applications of Northern Pulp and five other companies to spray more than 2,600 hectares of woodland with VisionMax, a herbicide containing the active ingredient glyphosate. – LocalXpress, Aug 31, 2016.

Robert Devet compiled some stats on the extent of spraying back to 2001 – see article in Nova Scotia Advocate.

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