Chemicals ban passes last hurdle

23.10.2019 - 03:25

The National Committee on Hazardous Substances has voted to ban three toxic farm chemicals amid threats by opposing farmers to seek a court injunction to suspend it. The 26-member committee, chaired by acting industry secretary-general Panuwat Tariyangkoonsri, made the decision to ban two herbicides — paraquat and glyphosate — and chlorpyrifos, a pesticide, on Tuesday as around 500 farmers from several provinces opposing the ban were waiting outside.

(Environment, Health, Thailand)

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