Glyphosate to be banned

The Fiji Times - - NATIONAL NEWS - By ANISH CHAND

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.

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