New Zealand To Conduct Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate, Blatantly Ignoring Environmental Impact

By On January 23, 2018

Recently, a wave of attention was brought to the fact that in areas of New Zealand, the notorious, carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate and similiar chemicals are going to be aerially sprayed: and then animals are going to be made to graze directly on the poison.

This is a photo from a mainstream news article about the NZ spraying, showing sheep grazing on poison sprayed, dead grass.

It’s like some people in New Zealand didn’t get the memo and notice that the rest of the world was marching against Monsanto. To list evidence for why glyphosate is no good would be redundant. If you still don’t know, just check out this archive of articles containing the word “glyphosate.”

New Zealand has been regarded as a safe place to be in the world, by people looking for a place to reside that wouldn’t be terribly affected by a third World War or geopolitical crisis. However, that is far from true: New Zealand is a commonwealth nation that might as well be an extension of Australia, with some of the exact same laws carried onto New Zealand from Australia. Ever head of “AnZac?”

In New Zealand, I actually had a conversation with a man at the Auckland airport who eventually left the scene and called me “disgusting” for noting that vaccines can cause injury. From firsthand experience I can tell you some of them are in an echo chamber, not exactly hip to what activists have been exposing about glyphosate. However, the page that posted about the spraying (Wake up NZ) is an example of where the truth stays alive: the truth definitely stays alive in some people.

So to the good people of New Zealand who want to stay healthy: here’s what you need to know about the glyphosate spraying.

A mainstream New Zealand Herald article about the spraying noted that an English man visited New Zealand, and was shocked to find that the Parapara Hills were being doused with poison.

Graham Gibbons says he drove along the SH4 about a month ago, and was shocked to witness large areas of aerial spraying near Raetihi. Gibbons owns a landscaping business in England, and he knew that glyphosate shouldn’t be used to kill native bush or near water (but we know it shouldn’t be used at all).

The glyphosate contaminates water supplies and all kinds of other things. Basically every single wine you could consume in California, for instance is going to be contaminated with glyphosate: it doesn’t break down easily.

The mainstream article casually noted that the spraying is “permitted”:

” The “spray and pray” practice is common, but not extensive, in hill country around the Whanganui, Whangaehu, Turakina and Rangitikei rivers, he said. It’s less common in the upper Whanganui and Tararua.

In it, glyphosate herbicide is sprayed from the air to kill vegetation. Then fertiliser and slug bait are applied, and the area is oversown – usually with a feed crop such as rape or turnips, followed by pasture species such as plantain.

It’s considered safe for stock to eat pasture after it has been sprayed with glyphosate, Mr Cooper understands, though that is not his area of expertise.”

It’s considered safe for animals to eat grass that has been sprayed with herbicide? Stop: nothing else that comes out of this article or this Mr. Cooper person’s mouth can be considered legitimate anymore.

If you think animals should not eat grass that has been directly spayed with carcinogenic herbicide, please share this with as many people as possible.


(Image credit: Wake up NZ, NZ Herald)