Thailand Reverses Ban of Chemicals Use in Pesticides
The New York Times| By Reuters – Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um
BANGKOK — Thailand’s government on Wednesday reversed a planned ban on glyphosate and delayed the imposition of bans on two other chemicals used as agricultural pesticides, citing adverse affects on farmers, industry and international trade.
Many local farmers groups have been staging protests opposing the ban, saying that the lack of inexpensive substitutes would harm their livelihood.
The U.S. government also protested against Thailand’s move to ban the three chemicals, particularly glyphosate, saying that it was concern about the possible impact on U.S. agricultural exports to Thailand.