Haze choking farms too


  • Nation
  • Friday, 02 Oct 2015

Taking no chances: Farmer Ong Siew Seng, 68, checking his vegetables at his farm in Kampung Paya Rumput in Sungai Udang, Malacca. In the background is the worsening haze.

PETALING JAYA: Chickens are dying by the millions in a month, farm produce is dwindling, vegetables are wilting, and end consumers are set to be the biggest losers – all because of the haze.

Vegetables production in several states is down by a third, sending prices up by more than two-fold. And farmers are saying that if the haze were to continue, prices will go even higher.

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