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Farm Chemicals ‘Pose a Threat to Public Health’

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Farm Chemicals ‘Pose a Threat to Public Health’

With a decision due next week, academics call for a ban on dangerous herbicides and pesticides. ACADEMICS urged the government to prioritise the protection of people’s health from the threat of chemical contamination and ensure a healthy environment in keeping with the county’s pledge to pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The group of professors and…

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Govt Unlikely To Ban Deadly Farm Chemical

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Govt Unlikely To Ban Deadly Farm Chemical

The chances of winning government approval to ban paraquat, a toxic chemical widely used in agriculture as a herbicide for weed and grass control, are relatively slim, according to the BioThai Foundation. The non-government organisation said in a statement that the subcommittee tasked with vetting the ban mostly represented agro-industrial interests, so there was only…

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