DAVAO CITY ACTIVISTS REVIVE FIGHT VS. AERIAL SPRAYING

 Environmental activists in Davao City have revived a lost battle against aerial spraying of anti-pest chemicals in banana plantations citing risk to people and  environment.

The Davao City Council passed an ordinance in 2007 banning the farm practice of applying fungicide and other chemicals in large banana plantations,

But Ordinance 0309-07 entitled “An Ordinance Banning Aerial Spraying Practice in all Agricultural Entities in Davao City”  was questioned in court by giant banana plantation group Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Associaion (PBGEA).

The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the case filed by PBGEA questioning the legality of the ordinance.

DAVAO TODAY

 

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