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Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya fighting alone to have 3 herbicides banned

 

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya Thaiseth has complained that she appears to be fighting alone among the bureaucrats and politicians to have three toxic agricultural chemicals, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, banned within this year.

 

She also complained that she is not receiving cooperation from the Agricultural Chemicals Control Office of the Agricultural Technique Department by providing information about the inventories of the three herbicides held in warehouses throughout the country and had to research the information by herself.

 

Asked about the conspicuous silence from Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit on the matter, Ms. Manunya said “Don’t you have pity for me for having to work alone?  Even some documents (about inventories of the three chemicals), I have to find them myself despite being a minister.”

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/deputy-agriculture-minister-manunya-fighting-alone-to-have-3-herbicides-banned/

 

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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya fighting alone to have 3 herbicides banned

Its called payola PM Cupcake.😉

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I thought it was a given that the bad chemi would get a total ban from what the local aG office was saying.  Of course there is no cheap alternative to the bad 3.  We still use the first 2 but in limited use in the orchards. We slash the weeds in a North/South direction and just spray the little islands of weeds left between the trees.  That Reduces our use by 60-70 percent each time but we have to do it 4 times/yr instead of 3.

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well, her co-operator deputy minister Tammanat in not interested in health of population and farmers, as he has his own health problems and is currently hospitalised.

 

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Im surprised that Thai exports of food are not impacted by this .These chemical are extremely toxic.

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I’m sure Mansato corp has their nose in this. 

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I hate to say this but she is a straight out liar.

Every man and his dog in government has got their hand up for an envelope in the sham fight of having these chemicals prohibited. 

Her statement today is just a precurser for the formal announcement that the chemicals cannot be banned. This is going to cost the companies big time.

The grasping hands list so far consists of:

1. The Ombudsman on behalf of Cabinet members

2. The Education Minister and universities and senior officials.

3. A 39 member panel set up to represent members of the House of Parliament.

4. Bent doctors who will be required again to provide false information to the foregoing.

5. And last but not least the Agriculture ministry itself.

 

https://news.thaivisa.com/article/39995/ombudsman-presses-pm-to-ban-paraquat-by-january

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

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123178-education-ministry-to-set-example-by-banning-two-herbicides-and-one-pesticide/

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

 

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Much of the spray ends up in the air we breathe as the fields are burned.  I remember in the 70's the US used Paraquat to kill marijuana plants in Southern Nations of  the USA. Stopped using Paraquat when users in  America had lung  problems from smoking the weed.

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Nobodies friend. Would you please name the safe alternative for these three pesticides(two herbicide one insecticide.Not three herbicide as claimed. Don't know why Monsanto is mention they sold the rights to Bayer several years back.

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Well, there is this thing called "boycott" which folks have used for many years successfully but it requires folks to wake up first to see they are ingesting poisons daily.   

I only buy organic and I understand there is a lot of skepticism about organics here, but that does not meant organic products are not organic, it simply means some folks have trust issues and they would rather just buy the poisoned food cuz it is so much easier than making a change in their life. 

What these folks do not understand is that some farmers do not use pesticides cuz they know their families would be eating this poison...so they would never ever consider using pesticides...and somehow miraculously they product wonderful organic foods (which I am eating daily).

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Fighting alone? Is that because the other Deputy Agriculture Minister is rather busy with other matters, like being the Government enforcer and trying to lie find a way out of the various allegations about his past?

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There is many people that want this stuff banned. Im a farmer and dont use it but my neighbours do. 4 people died of weird cancers in a year and still people are getting ridiculously sick. Whats worse the people spraying the chemicals are just renting the land which is land thats not allowed to be rented in the first place but there is absolutely no enforcement of anything, anywhere!

Thais have themselves to blame also, they seem to think its not toxic or just brush it off like they have to work and make money like ignorant morons.

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