Thailand Postpones Ban on Paraquat and Chlorpyrifos, Reverses Ban on Glyphosate Following Protests

Thailand on 27 November postponed a controversial plan to ban two toxic farming chemicals, paraquat and chlorpyrifos, while reversing a planned ban on a third chemical glyphosate and permitting its restricted use, according to an article in Singapore-based The Straits Times.

This comes after protests and warnings both at home and abroad of the plan’s disastrous effects on the livelihood of farmers and exports to Thailand.


Proposed by the Agriculture Ministry over health concerns, the ban on the three chemicals – often found in pesticides and insecticides – was originally to take effect from Dec 1. Read the full article here.