Environmental impact of Santa Fe farm would depend on type of chemicals being used – Singh

It would be difficult to say what the impact of pesticide and fertiliser runoff on the wetlands ecosystem surrounding the Santa Fe mega farm in the Rupununi would be without knowing what sort of chemicals are being used, Director of Conservation International (Guyana) Dr David Singh says.

“It may have an impact but it would be difficult to say what those impacts would be without knowing what the fertilisers and pesticides [being used] are,” he told Stabroek News. The CI director expressed confidence that the Simpson Group of Companies – the Barbados firm behind the mega farm – was doing what is required. Based on his interactions with them, he said, he felt that there is an interest on the part of the company  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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