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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:20 AM

Thailand wants to ban these three pesticides. The US government says no


Carey Gillam
The Trump administration is putting profits before people by pressuring the country not to ban harmful chemicals made by Dow, Syngenta and Monsanto

Sun 10 Nov 2019 02.00 ESTLast modified on Sun 10 Nov 2019 02.02 EST

You know itís a dark day for America when foreign leaders have to lecture US officials about the importance of prioritizing public health over corporate profits.

Yet that is what is happening now, as the Trump administration pressures Thailand not to ban three pesticides that scientific research has shown to be particularly dangerous to children and other vulnerable populations.

Thailandís leaders have said that as of 1 December, a ban will take effect on the use of the following farming chemicals: chlorpyrifos, an insecticide made popular by Dow Chemical that is known to damage babiesí brains; Syngentaís paraquat, a herbicide scientists say causes the nervous system disease known as Parkinsonís that has been banned in Europe since 2007; and Monsantoís glyphosate herbicide, which is linked to cancer and other health problems.

Dow, Syngenta and Monsanto have each merged their way to become bigger corporate behemoths in recent years, wielding their power in Washington to keep their money-making pesticides on the market. They are not having as much luck keeping foreign leaders in line, however, amid growing global awareness of the risks many pesticides spell for human health.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/10/thailand-pesticides-dow-monsanto-syngenta-trump

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:46 AM

1. So much for nationalism, so much for countries get to run their own affairs

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:04 AM

2. It is NOT just about human health but the health of every living thing

and environment on this planet. Corrupt corporations have and will accelerate the current mass extinction of Earth.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:41 PM

3. Once you start reading about glyphosate, you wish you hadn't.

It's found in everything we eat and drink.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:35 PM

4. EXACTLY what I am talking about.

Thank you for that very specific reference YOHABLO!

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