Doug Ford must stop the “rain of death”
Helicopter spraying glyphosate over newly growing forest
By Reykia Fick, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada
It is known as the “rain of death”.
Every summer, helicopters spray vast quantities of glyphosate over newly growing forests.
This herbicide poison — key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup — kills indiscriminately, wiping out the trees, shrubs and plants that regrow following a clearcut.
The goal? To wipe out almost all trees except for a few species valued for the logging industry.
In other words, natural forests are being systematically destroyed and replaced by near monocultures of pine and spruce. As you might guess, this means less habitat for wildlife.  It also means hotter and drier forests that are more prone to devastating forest fires.  And that’s not all.
Glyphosate can remain in the ecosystem for years, absorbed into plants that survive the initial spray.  First Nation leaders like the TEK Elders — Traditional Ecological Knowledge keepers — have been observing serious, ongoing declines of wildlife in sprayed areas, including beaver, porcupine, birds and bees. The situation is becoming increasingly dire.  They have been calling for an end to glyphosate spraying for decades, join them today.
Premier Doug Ford is refusing to listen.
Spraying Ontario’s precious forests with glyphosate is completely unnecessary. This practice is already banned in Quebec.  Ontario can easily follow and set the example for other provinces.
Doug Ford is putting the environment, Indigenous rights, and Ontarians’ health at risk for industry profits.
It’s time to take a stand against Ford’s assault on forests and ban glyphosate spraying in Ontario. Take action to stop this now. https://rabble.ca/news/2021/05/stopping-rain-death-canadas-forests  https://rabble.ca/news/2021/05/stopping-rain-death-canadas-forests  https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0331  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRt8_DjqLoA , http://tekelders.weebly.com/position-paper.html  https://topclassactions.com/canada/roundup/is-roundup-banned-in-canada/