Environment

City in Brazil’s south to become “Pesticide Free Zone”

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The southern city of Florianópolis will be the first Brazilian city to ban pesticides within its municipal limits. A law approved by the city council and sanctioned by mayor Gean Loureiro last week makes it a crime to store or apply any type of pesticide on the Isle of Santa Catarina, which corresponds to the vast majority of the city’s territory.

Such a ban has never been seen before in Brazil. After over a year of moving through the lawmaking process, councilors approved the bill unanimously. The hope among politicians and specialists consulted by Agência Pública and Repórter Brasil...

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