Losses in Agriculture Due to Chemicals Ban

Businessmen from the Salvadoran agricultural sector remarked that the measure could cause a 60% drop in production.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The warning came from the international organization CropLife, which is a member of the Agricultural Suppliers Association (APA) of El Salvador. "The FAO has said that without the use of pesticides, you run the risk of losing between 40% and 60% of the harvest, and this not only true in El Salvador, but around the world," said Martin Zuniga, CropLife regional director for Central America and the Caribbean.

"... While they are still discussing the possibility of adding to the list of banned chemicals, the EPA warned that the measure would jeopardize about 700 thousand acres of sorghum, maize, beans, sugar cane and coffee".



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