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Sri Lanka’s New President Puts Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

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President Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena announced Friday that the import of the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks has also been stopped.
Sirisena, a farmer and ex Health Minister, stated that glyphosate is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) patients in Sri Lanka and added that the move would protect the Sri Lankan farming community.

Full article: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/05/25/sri-lankas-new-president-puts-immediate-ban-on-glyphosate-herbicides/7#.VjiDg1KyP39

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Author: Peter Kiefer

Student of Maharishi European Research University.

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