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I forgot to put the reference https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/administration-sued-records-detailing-us-role-behalf-glyphosate-maker-bayer-pressuring-thailand-reverse-plan-ban-pesticide-2020-09-17/

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"Despite the ban, many farmers still use paraquat because it is cheap and an affordable alternative is not yet available."

 

Initially I thought it meant farmers were using up their stock even though possession is illegal, but then I noticed 'because it is cheap'. Does this mean it's still being sold?

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16 hours ago, bluesofa said:

(from the link above)

"Despite the ban, many farmers still use paraquat because it is cheap and an affordable alternative is not yet available."

 

Initially I thought it meant farmers were using up their stock even though possession is illegal, but then I noticed 'because it is cheap'. Does this mean it's still being sold?

A maintenance guy at our complex was walking around spraying the weeds the other day, that afternoon they had all turned brown. I asked him what he was using at it was very fast acting... paraquat was the answer.

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