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Thailand: Grisada plots immediate paraquat ban
2019-07-09
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Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach yesterday expressed his desire to leave a legacy before leaving office by imposing an immediate ban on three toxic farm chemicals, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos.

He is reported to have sent an urgent letter to the permanent secretary for the ministry and the director-general of the Department of Agriculture ordering them to find out the names of natural substances or other weed-killing methods that can be used instead of the three chemicals.

Fifty-three countries, including Vietnam, Laos and recently China, a major paraquat exporter, have banned paraquat, while 17 countries limit the use of all three chemicals.

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