Alison Garwood Jones

Using my voice

May 21, 2015

This week I unwittingly joined the ranks of Robert Redford and Pierce Brosnan when I lent my voice to a PSA on monarch butterflies for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

The NRDC is an American environmental organization, but Canadian farmers, especially corn and soybean growers, have permission to use the same glyphosate-containing chemical mentioned in the video that is wiping out butterfly caterpillars in the US. It’s a North America-wide problem.

While dandelions are on the rise in Ontario due to a province-wide cosmetic pesticide ban, butterflies are on the decline.

You may shrug, but this “butterfly effect” is serious.

Here’s why:

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