ACFA anger over WWF statement on diuron toxicity

THE Australian Cane Farmers Association is outraged at statements by World Wildlife Fund spokesperson Nick Heath regarding the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Association's (APVMA) announcement about diuron.

Supporting the enforced restriction, which ACFA chairman Don Murday said would result in a crippling reduction in the use of the herbicide for Australian farmers, he said,

"To give an indication of how toxic this stuff is, just one gram in four Olympic-sized swimming pools is enough to damage sea grass. And one of the most sensitive sea grasses is the preferred food source for turtle and dugongs."

Topics:  diuron environment

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