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05-03-2018 - 04:05:00
Shocked with herbicide abuse in the upland Son La province
Whenever travelling throughout northwest of Vietnam, it is not rare to see houses with walls made of empty bottles of plant protection products and the abuse of this “toxic substance” despite of their consequences. In this article, The Vietnam Agriculture would like to address the danger of these acts through different stories as the warnings to farmers nation-wide, who have risked their lives for livelihood…
The houses are very small, low and dark, hiding different family tragedies inside as a result of risking lives for livelihood and leaving land uncultivated of part of the farmers who fall into the deadlock without way out.
Ms. Mua Thi Don pours herbicide powder into a barrel and stirs with her bare hands, producing white bubbles like soap running through the hill.
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