“Why is South Africa poisoning its people?” This is how Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the President and founder of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party and traditional prime minister of the Zulu nation, titled a recent press release:
The Deutsche Welle followed up on his press release and recently published the article below:
A staggering 521 herbicide products are marketed in South Africa! I haven’t taken the time to count the numerous insecticides and fungicides on the market, for your info they are all on the South African National Standard list. https://law.resource.org/pub/za/ibr/za.sans.10304.1.2008.html
List of crops sprayed with herbicides:
Afforestation, Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Barley, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Canola, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chillies, Citrus, Coconut trees, Cotton, Cowpeas, Cucurbits, Deciduous fruit, Dry beans, Grapes, Grass pastures, Green beans, Groundnuts, Guavas, Kidney beans, Lucerne & Leguminous pastures, Lupins, Macadam, Maize Mangoes, Oats, Onions, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Pecan, Pineapples, Potatoes, Soy beans, Strawberries, Sugar cane, Sunflowers, Sweet corn, Tobacco, Tomatoes, Wheat.