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All three are highly toxic carcinogenic so get over it all of them need to be banned . These elder people don't understand what these chemicals can do the future generations .

"although they agree with the bans on the other two chemicals."    They agree to ban what they don't use anyway! 

Farming is complex and hard for a lot to understand. Please do not generalize. 

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Let's say it doesn't get into roots, fine. Would there be problems with where this poison does go? Food chain, runoff, things like that? Anyone have info on what happens when it gets into environment in general?

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11 minutes ago, Chazar said:

plenty of  reports  available to  read main thing is easy to commit  suicide, didnt see any link to cancer and some slight  hint of parkinsons risk, debatable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraquat#Parkinson's_disease

It attacks lung, kidney, potentially the skin and can be absorbed via the skin. Mostly dangerous to poorly protected farmer from what I understand. I never saw a Thai wearing protection. It is still debated whether it causes cancer or not (2 contradicting study). 

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Protest ok! Change, yeah, as long as they can produce facts that the substance is not dangerous.

This is just the ordinary general protest that has it´s fondation in: I´ve always used this, and I don´t have a clue how to do things if you forbid me.

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7 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Protest ok! Change, yeah, as long as they can produce facts that the substance is not dangerous.

This is just the ordinary general protest that has it´s fondation in: I´ve always used this, and I don´t have a clue how to do things if you forbid me.

I don't think change is the problem itself.

It's deciding on who pays for the change.

Farmer,government or consumer.

Who do you think should pay for it?

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1 minute ago, farmerjo said:

I don't think change is the problem itself.

It's deciding on who pays for the change.

Farmer,government or consumer.

Who do you think should pay for it?

Before I can answer that, you will have to tell me what any cost would be related to.

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