• Fri, 26 Oct 2018 01:00
    Farmers worry over agrochemical control regulations
    FARMER GROUPS expressed their concern that agrochemical control measures proposed in the new ministerial regulation will turn them into criminals, as they will be forbidden from spraying herbicides on their farms without proper training.
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    New herbicide set for entry to Thai farms 
    CORTEVA Agriscience is planning to introduce its new herbicide “Rinskor” to Thai farmers, Farra Siregar, Asean managing director for the company said yesterday at the 5th International Rice Congress in Singapore.
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:46
    Husband shoots estranged wife dead and flees
    A man shot dead his estranged wife in Samut Sakhon's Muang district on Wednesday morning before drinking herbicide and fleeing the scene, police said.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Toxic farm chemicals take a toll on lives
    Nearly 600 people killed annually: NHSO
  • Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00
    Agrichemicals severely contaminating tap water in province
    THE CONTAMINATION with agrichemicals in Nong Bua Lamphu remains severe according to the latest analysis by Naresuan University researchers, which found very high concentration of four prominent herbicides in soil, water, vegetables, fish and even in local tap water samples.
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:38
    Monsanto faces first US trial over Roundup cancer link
    In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing US agrochemical giant Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease -- a case that could have sweeping ramifications.
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 01:00
    Decision on paraquat ban to be made on Wednesday
    THAILAND’S National Committee on Hazardous Substances Control will on Wednesday decide whether to ban the domestic use of paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds, after consumer protection and industrial groups joined hands to press for the ban.
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 05:00
    Farm chemicals ‘pose a threat to public health’
    With decision due next week, academics call for ban on dangerous herbicides and pesticides.
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 04:00
    Experts seek ban on use of herbicide paraquat for agriculture
    THE HERBICIDE PARAQUAT should be banned as it is too dangerous to people’s health and safer alternatives should be found to fight farm weeds, medical experts said.
  • Mon, 26 Mar 2018 01:00
    Researcher gets flak over study into dangerous herbicide
    AN award-winning researcher, Assoc Professor Puangrat Kajitvichyanukul, has been caught up in a storm of protest for speaking out about a life-threatening chemical that farmers may have inadvertently spread in the environment.
  • Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:00
    Academics call for ban on use of paraquat herbicide
    ACADEMICS yesterday urged the government to ban the chemical paraquat in Thailand as it has been scientifically linked to sickness, food contamination and problems with child development.
  • Sat, 03 Mar 2018 02:00
    Researcher sounds alarm over herbicide in disease-ravaged Nong Bua Lamphu
    A RESEARCH team has raised concerns about high concentrations of Paraquat, a widely used herbicide that is harmful to humans, in some areas of Nong Bua Lamphu’s Suwannakhuha district.
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:57
    Environmental groups call for ban on toxic pesticides
    Environmental groups staged a nationwide protest against the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides for the sake of consumer safety.
  • Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00
    Minister won't reveal names on graft list
    Deputy Interior Minister Suthi Makbun yesterday refused to confirm that some of the 100-plus officials on the corruption blacklist were ministry officials involved in the procurement of herbicides and fertiliser.
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