Brazilian government clears highly toxic pesticides

Government clears highly toxic pesticides

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has cleared 40 new products containing pesticides for sale on the market. The Federal Register of January 10 included the registration of 28 pesticides and their main active ingredients. Among these was sulfoxaflor, a new arrival in Brazil but a substance already surrounded with controversy in the United States. The other compounds are familiar to Brazilian farmers, but will now be produced by more companies and used on more crops, including food crops.

On Friday’s issue of the Federal Register, the General Coordinator of Pesticides of the Ministry of Agriculture published a...

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