Race to find alternative bio-substances as ban on 3 farm chemicals approaches

With two weeks to go before the ban on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos comes into force, officials are speeding up their efforts to find effective alternative substances,…

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BioGreen-Sate micro-organism may replace paraquat and glyphosate

Micro-organisms may offer an alternative to weed the killers paraquat and glyphosate for farmers, according to Mr. Worayut Boonmee, head of the Office of Policy and Technology for Sustainable Agriculture….

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ACT calls for transparency from the National Hazardous Substances Committee on three controversial herbicides decision

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has joined the anti-paraquat bandwagon with its call for all parties concerned to take a clear stand on the three controversial herbicides, paraquat, glyphosate…

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Rally held supporting Chula professor facing probe for campaigning against use of chemicals in agriculture

Thailand’s famous “song for life” rocker Add Carabao was among a large group of supporters of a ban on two herbicides and a pesticide who rallied at Chulalongkorn Hospital on…

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(Photo) Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul/The Royal Thai Government House

Minister Anutin wants paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos banned this year

The three toxic chemicals used as herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, must be banned within this year, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday. “I would like to…

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