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Should weed killer be sprayed from helicopters over some NS forests?

Should weed killer be sprayed from helicopters over some NS forests?
A helicopter spraying Glyphosate at Brier Island, Nova Scotia. (Photo: Bill Freedman, 1984, Dalhousie University Archives)

Jacob Fillmore recently spent nine days in a tree to protest the spraying of the weed killer, glyphosate, over clear-cut lands in Upper Stewiacke. This week, we talk to Jacob and explore the politics of glyphosate spraying in Nova Scotia. Mark interviews the investigative journalist, Carrie Gillam, who has spent years researching this chemical and one of the companies behind it.

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Further Reading:

Local Writing on Glyphosate Spraying in Nova Scotia

Glyphosate and the politics of safety - Linda Pannozzo, Halifax Examiner (October 2016)
It’s spraying time again in Nova Scotia, and that makes one cancer patient in the province “incredibly angry” - Joan Baxter, Halifax Examiner (August 2020)
Activists “occupied” North Mountain to stop herbicide spraying, but how big of a victory was it? - Joan Baxter, Halifax Examiner (September 2020)

Carrie Gillam's books

The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man's Search for Justice (2020)

Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science (2017)