Chemicals use by Rupununi mega-farm could crop up at parliament committee

The issue of the toxicity of chemicals used on a Barbadian-operated mega-farm that borders the wetlands of the Rupununi could be examined by the parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Re-sources, its chair Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine says.

“I believe it can be put on the agenda,” he said when contacted by Stabroek News yesterday. APNU Member of Parliament Sydney Allicock, who is also a resident of the area, last month raised the matter at the parliamentary level and following procedure, posed questions directed to Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy who is expected to provide answers at the next sitting of the National Assembly.

Allicock asked about the type of insecticide and fertilizer that  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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