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Dec 17, 2018

Ban lifted Glyphosate now freely available!

The ban imposed on the pesticide glyphosate, which was a great threat to human health, was recently lifted for the use in the tea sector. However, the pesticide is now freely available at retail shops countrywide, according to prof. Jayasumana.

He pointed out that with the lifting on the ban imposed on glyphosate, there is a great danger in kidney disease raising its head again.

Prof. Jayasumana noted that currently glyphosate is being imported in powder form from India, and due to the lack of proper monitoring; the situation could become more serious.

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