Ban on toxic mercury looms in sugar cane farming, but Australia still has a way to go

Description

This month, federal authorities finally announced an upcoming ban on mercury-containing pesticide in Australia. We are one of the last countries in the world to do so, despite overwhelming evidence over more than 60 years that mercury use as fungicide in agriculture is dangerous.

Link:

https://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/ban-on-toxic-mercury-looms-in-sugar-cane-farming-but-australia-still-has-a-way-to-go/

Subject

Environmental Protection; Government Policy; Public Health

Period22 Jun 2020

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Media coverage

  • TitleBan on toxic mercury looms in sugar cane farming, but Australia still has a way to go
    Media name/outletAustralian Times
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/06/20
    PersonsDarren Sinclair