Glyphosate to be banned
GLYPHOSATE will be banned in Fiji from December 31, 2020.
The Sugar Industry Tribunal, Timothy Brown, has made the announcement in a notice to all farmers in Fiji.
He said the ban was in line with the sugar industry’s efforts to ensure Fairtrade Certification for all sugar produced and exported from Fiji.
Mr Brown states glyphosate is a “toxic and dangerous chemical”.
“As such, our sugar buyers and consumers wish to ensure prohibited chemicals are not used on Fairtrade certified crops sold on their markets.”
The Sugar Tribunal made the decision based on powers it has under the Sugar Master Award.