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China ups investment in environmental protection

Increased investment by Chinese pesticide companies in environmental protection facilities has led to higher costs and will raise pesticide prices this year, reports the Chinese newspaper, the AgriGoods Herald. The costs for treating highlyconcentrated effluent and other pollutants generated during the manufacture of the herbicide, glyhposate, have increased from Yuan 6,000-7,000 ($914-1,067 at the current rate)/tonne in 2009 to over Yuan 10,000 ($1,524)/tonne this year.


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