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Thailand government reconsiders pesticide use

Thailand’s government is reconsidering the use of three toxic weed killers, one of which, paraquat, is already banned in more than 30 countries.

Thailand’s government is reconsidering the use of three toxic weed killers, one of which, paraquat, is already banned in more than 30 countries.

The move is linked to flesh-eating bacterial diseases among farmers in northern Thailand.

Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports.