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Chilli, turmeric, ginger branded 'hazardous'
Farmers and traditional medicine experts have reacted angrily to the listing of 13 widely used herbal plants as hazardous substances, suggesting there is a hidden agenda that favours chemical companies.
The Industry Ministry listed the 13 plants as hazardous substances to control production and commercialisation.
The plants are widely used among farmers as alternatives for expensive and toxic farm chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
"Instead of tightening controls on these farmer-friendly herbal plants, the committee should crack down on multinational companies who exploit Thai farmers by luring them into buying their highly toxic and costly products," Mr Witoon said.
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Originally posted by Solomons
This is the sort of action codex codex alimentarius are after..anything with any properties would be deemed a drug and regulated...even garlic.
Originally posted by antar
I would like to see them just try and bust people for their herb gardens...
Originally posted by Amaterasu
This sounds like moves made by the Codex Alimentarius. By listing nutrients as "toxins," they can control our intake of nutrients and even in GMO abundance can nutritionally starve us.
Yes, defining unpatentable items as "bad" makes money for those with patented stuff to sell.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Boy, this REALLY makes a person wonder. Not only might it "favor" chemical companies, these herbs might also just be the cures or antidotes to certain um things. Amazing what we try to regulate in the face of what we don't.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
I don't want to get off-topic here but I'm wondering HOW you use these for pesticides. Are they used ground up (i.e. grind up garlic and put it in the soil)