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Ombudsman presses PM to ban paraquat by January

By THE NATION

 

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Ombudsman Raksagecha Chaechai

 

The Ombudsman’s Office on Friday (September 13) advised the prime minister to ban the use of the weed killer paraquat and upgrade its lethality categorisation so it can no longer be imported after January 1.

 

Ombudsman Raksagecha Chaechai said his office had had no success in its earlier attempts to convince ministries including Industry and Agriculture to address the dangers of paraquat, which is currently in wide use on Thai farms.

 

He was thus trying again to have it outlawed, he said, this time at the Cabinet level.

 

He said he hoped the recommended ban would benefit the country, in line with the Cabinet’s general policy of sanctioning only non-hazardous substances for farming.

 

Raksagecha said his office had also urged Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth to make sure the recommendation with its January 1 timeframe is stringently followed, if accepted.

 

He said various ministries had allowed prior timeframes for dealing with paraquat to lapse unheeded since the risks of using the herbicide was first brought to the Industry Ministry’s attention last December.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376171

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-09-13
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You see any of that smoke from burning agriculture land last season?  Guess what insect/weed killer was in that as it spewed into the air ?

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19 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

 the risks of using the herbicide was first brought to the Industry Ministry’s attention last December.

And they couldn't understand why it was banned in Europe 2007.

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Ombudsman presses PM to ban paraquat

Things are just getting worse and looking more expensive for the chemical companies. Now the Ombudsman has to be added to the envelope list along with the Ministry for Agriculture and more recently the Ministry for Education and just today the 39 members of the committee appointed by Parliament House. 

And that's on top of the extra they will have to pay bent doctors to lie through their teeth again about how safe these chemicals are.

The chemical companies have a battle on their hands but they have three things in their favour.......money, which they have plenty of and greed and corruption.

https://news.thaivisa.com/article/40011/new-house-panel-set-up-to-study-toxic-weed-killer-paraquat

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