Health Risk versus Improving Yield

 

People are dealing with acute kidney problems due to water contamination in the North-Central region of Sri Lanka. Whether this is due to the use of excess inorganic fertilizer is one of the policy issues facing Sri Lankan agriculture.

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Concerned the chemical may be linked to a kidney disease killing agricultural workers, Sri Lanka this week ordered a ban on glyphosate

 

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President Mahinda Rajapksa’s decision to ban weedicides containing glyphosate had been put on hold and the Pestcides Technical Committee (PTC) had asked President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge to give an appointment to meet the President to convince him on the far-reaching 

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