Herbicides: Atrazine and paraquat are still forbidden in Togo, Ministry of Agriculture reminds

Agriculture
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 16:38
Herbicides: Atrazine and paraquat are still forbidden in Togo, Ministry of Agriculture reminds

(Togo First) - The Togolese ministry of agriculture via a recent statement reminds the public that Atrazine and Paraquat, which are pesticides, have been banned from use in the country. The ministry also urges all farmers to report sellers who still supply the products. 

“Since 2018, the country has forbidden the importation and distribution of these two products across the Togolese territory. The government then proceeded to seize and remove all remaining stocks on the market,” said the minister of agriculture Noel Bataka.

In effect, more than 13 tons of Atrazine were seized last year. 

The reminder comes as recent posts on social networks mention devastating effects the two products have, saying they can cause eye damage, nose bleeding, skin rash, and respiratory diseases. These were the same reasons glyphosate was banned from use in Togo.

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