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Pesticides: Brazilian agro’s uncomfortable ally

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Man sprays pesticides. Photo: Commons
pesticides brazil
Man sprays pesticides. Photo: Commons

In absolute numbers, no other nation consumes more pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and bactericides than Brazil. Latin America’s biggest economy spends USD 10 billion on these products each year, which isn’t, in itself, so surprising. Brazil is one of the world’s largest food producers – especially when it comes to crops such as...

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