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Paraquat ban could cost Bt570 billion, warn academics

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Seems there are some people with vested interests that just don't want to earn less money

- disregarding how many innocent people will die or will suffer from spoiled health.

 

unscrupulous and disgusting

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4 hours ago, GalaxyMan said:

This attitude is not unique to Thailand. There was the same noise in the USSA when they banned it there.

Paraquat is not banned in the US. You do need a licence to use it though.

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6 hours ago, SoilSpoil said:

As sugarcane farmers burn their crops before harvesting, damaging the environment and health of millions of people, banning these chemicals will save society trillions of bahts in health care. 

But, but  a few guys are making a lot of money selling the $#!t, can't let them down, now can we?

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This attitude is not unique to Thailand. There was the same noise in the USSA when they banned it there.

As far as I know it can still be used in USA under license.


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5 hours ago, PatOngo said:

But, but  a few guys are making a lot of money selling the $#!t, can't let them down, now can we?

Corporate greed indeed. 

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Do these pose the same risks as Monsanto's Round Up is said too?

If so, get them the ^%$% out of here.

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It's not corporate greed.

There are a lot of SHEEPLES on TV.

You want to go from toxic to corrosive.

And in 30 years time you will have another messiah to follow.

Edited by farmerjo

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On 10/19/2019 at 7:12 AM, rooster59 said:

Millions of sugarcane farmers and some academics have voiced opposition to the ban on farm chemicals paraquat and glyphosate, saying the discontinuation of these substances can cost the sugar industry as much as Bt570 billion.

because they are experts in the dangers of these chemicals

or profits before health of the consumers?

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On 10/19/2019 at 7:12 AM, rooster59 said:

Kitti Choonhawong, president of the Thailand Society of Sugarcane Technologists said sugarcane plantations cover about 11 million rai nationwide and generate as much as Bt300 billion annually. He added that the ban of the two chemicals may lower the production of sugar, which will have an impact on sugar factories and export, accounting for losses of as much as Bt570 billion. 

Why do figures in these reports never seem to add up?

If the industry generates 300 billion, how can potential losses be nearly double that?

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