Archive for March 13, 2009

Dirty tricks of competitors in fertilizer industry


(Editor’s Note: Following is a column which appeared in the March 13, 2009 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s leading broadsheet.)

By Neal Cruz

As promised, we are giving Soiltech Agricultural Products Corp. the right of reply, as we always do. Soiltech has been accused by farmers of selling fertilizer that is below standards and specifications. A laboratory analysis by the Bureau of Soils seems to confirm this. We asked Soiltech and Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap to comment on this. Soiltech sent its reply the other day. Yap’s reply will be in my next column.

Here’s Soiltech’s reply:

“Please allow us to debunk all the allegations made by a complainant in your column of March 9, 2009, in which our products were alleged to be ‘way below specifications and way below what the product declared.’

“First of all, you have been grossly misinformed by the so-called complainant. You wrote that the alleged products were imported from China. We have not imported an N-P or N-P-K fertilizer from China for the past two years.

Read the rest of the article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

March 13, 2009 at 9:55 am Leave a comment


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