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One, maybe two agricultural agriculture chemicals to be banned

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Mananya Thaiset has announced that at least one or two of the three controversial agricultural chemicals – paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos – will be banned in Thailand by the end of this year.

 

Noting that the Bhumjai Thai Party has given her freedom to make a decision on the matter and that anyone lobbying for the continued use of the chemicals would find it hard to do so, Mananya told reporters on Wednesday that she had set up a committee made up of officials from the Agriculture, Public Health and Industry ministries to study the impacts of the use of these three herbicides for weed and grass control. The committee is expected to report its findings within 15 days.

 

“By the end of this year, one or two chemicals will be prohibited for use,” she said adding, that no other chemical would be approved to replace them. She also confirmed that the decision would be taken after a thorough study of their impacts.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375187

 

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And the number of cancer patients is rising and rising and rising. It's just disgusting.

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Why not give Agent Orange a crack, it has a proven track record for killing weeds!

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In the extremely unlikely event that this actually happens, who is going to enforce it?.

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26 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Why not give Agent Orange a crack, it has a proven track record for killing weeds!

You're partly correct.   As I understand it, Agent Orange was a generic name for Glyphosphate (Roundup) but it contained impurities which caused genetic defects in people coming in contact with it - for some generations.

More recently, farmers and other uses of Glyphosphate have been developing cancers due to contact with Roundup/Glyphosphate.

Given that the average farmer in Thailand would not have had much training in the use of agricultural chemicals, let alone correct disposal of containers, contamination of water or even correct protective clothing, the risk is much greater than in most Western countries.

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I stand corrected!   Yes, it was 245T as you say.  Normally this was relatively safe for people to use but the impurities caused the problems.

However, Glyphosphate has been causing problems of its own.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Mananya Thaiset has announced that at least one or two of the three controversial agricultural chemicals – paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos – will be banned in Thailand by the end of this year.

So we've gone from 3 will be banned to: at least one or two !!!

By the end of the year it will be none !

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18 hours ago, sup3r1or said:

Out of how many that are forbidden everywhere else? AS  far as I remember the report said over 30 currently banned pesticides and chemicals are still in use in Thailand while they are banned in other parts of the world. 

Look at EU. You can sue the company in the US for millions, in EU the stuff is considered safe. Talking about glyphosphate. 

Some EU countries have tried to ban it. But Brussels says they can't.

 

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