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1 hour ago, farmerjo said:

Well it would be all the associated costs of not using Paraquat in this particular case.

All different crops will have different associated costs depending on the chemical used.

This is something that has been done all over the world. I am very sure that they can manage to survive here too. There will not be that much difference. I do think that they are afraid of morw work though, and try to use deadly chemicals out of lazyness.

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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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6 minutes ago, robblok said:

No they would prefer to go on poisoning the whole country. Farmers will only change if forced. You are a perfect example why I am not a big friend of farmers. They moan too much to stuck in their ways and rather kill poison the environment then change. 

 

I grew up among farmers I know them well, we even got sayings about farmers that all they ever do is complain. 

 

I said consumers will pay.. but that is not enough farmers need more.. not going half way.. no its their way or no way. Bad attitude. 

I understand your sentiment towards farmers.

But there are poisons and there are other poisons,

The poison here is paraquat,it's applied pre or just post emergence of a crop.

Unless you are going to desicate which nobody does here it's perfectly safe for the consumer at the end.

Did you know a organic alternate product for paraquat is made from oil of cloves,it's a poison.

 

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8 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

This is something that has been done all over the world. I am very sure that they can manage to survive here too. There will not be that much difference. I do think that they are afraid of morw work though, and try to use deadly chemicals out of lazyness.

So you could not come up with a figure then.

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2 hours ago, Emdog said:

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?

Not to mention into the Lungs and Intestines of the poor, underpaid Sods that I see spraying it all over the Fields.

No consideration is given to protective gear being issue by these Farmers

They are Killing people slowly with this Poisonous stuff.

FACT:-  Paraquat is the No 1 choice to people who commit Suicide in the Philippines

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2 hours ago, Tayaout said:

and can be absorbed via the skin

The  risk for this is  very  low unless thru a cut etc. 

Thai farmers should really use NO chemicals as they dont protect themselves correctly in anyway

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3 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

FACT:-  Paraquat is the No 1 choice to people who commit Suicide in the Philippines

But is  that a reason to ban it?I mean lets  face it you can walk infront of a car, jump off a bridge etc etc, most deaths were by suicide

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23 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

I do think that they are afraid of morw work though, and try to use deadly chemicals out of lazyness.

do YOU have any idea how difficult it is to get ANYONE to actually work on the land?any idea at all?

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Paraquat is banned in the UK, but it is manufactured there for export to countries outside the EU.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/22/uk-condemned-shocking-export-deadly-weedkiller-poorer-countries-paraquat

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1 hour ago, Tayaout said:

At the end, I think the consumer should pay the bill.

and theres  the rub...........will they if I have to pay someone 6-7-800 baht a day to  pull weeds as they certainly dont want to do it for 500 and thats "if" you can find someone.

Thais  wont do it, I used to use Burmese but now  they wont do it either, for 5 years I managed with almost no weedkillers only the last 2  years had to use them

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1 hour ago, toolpush said:

And just how did you determine that Glyphosate (Round Up) is highly toxic carcinogenic?

Seems to me theres a mass hysteria  over this and paraquat when the main reason is overuse  by Thai farmers  lacking correct protection and thinking that doubling the concentration= will work better.  Words like "probably" dont really stand up well imo.
 
 
The potential carcinogenic properties of glyphosate are the subject of widespread scientific debate. The US Environmental Protection Agency said in a 2017 draft risk assessment that the herbicide "is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans," while the European Food Safety Authority maintains a similar stance. Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, said the same year that glyphosate is a "safe and efficient weed control tool."
In 2015, however, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
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23 minutes ago, farmerjo said:

I understand your sentiment towards farmers.

But there are poisons and there are other poisons,

The poison here is paraquat,it's applied pre or just post emergence of a crop.

Unless you are going to desicate which nobody does here it's perfectly safe for the consumer at the end.

Did you know a organic alternate product for paraquat is made from oil of cloves,it's a poison.

 

The problem is that if you allow some farmers to use it for this crop it will be used for other crops too in an unsafe way. Unless you think that this wont happen an government checks would be able to prevent this. The only way is to ban it otherwise it will get used for other crops too. That is just the way it is. 

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

The problem is that if you allow some farmers to use it for this crop it will be used for other crops too in an unsafe way. Unless you think that this wont happen an government checks would be able to prevent this. The only way is to ban it otherwise it will get used for other crops too. That is just the way it is. 

So where you  going to draw  the line because Thais dont seem to use anything particularly  well, misuse  abounds form cars  to truck to emissions  to chemicals to safety etc etc

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