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Activists cry foul over pesticide ban 'failure'

20 Sep 2017 at 06:00

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Consumer rights' advocates march to the government's complaint centre to lodge a petition with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, urging him to order the Department of Agriculture to ban Paraquat and Chlorpyrifos. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)

Consumer advocates called on the prime minister Tuesday to ban the use of two hazardous agricultural chemicals after the Department of Agriculture (DOA) passed the buck to the Industry Ministry, saying the department had no expertise in public health.

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