Sri Lanka organic revolution threatens tea disaster

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“The ban has drawn the tea industry into complete disarray.” Crops are failing in Sri Lanka seemingly after the government banned the use of chemical fertilisers this year, forecasted to wreak havoc on the country’s economy. Among the affected crops is tea, their biggest export. Master tea maker Herman Gunaratne fears they have their harvest reduced by 50 percent as the crop succumbs to pests, unless the government changes course. Is rapid adoption of organic processes truly sustainable?
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