Brazil Is Main Market for ‘Highly Dangerous’ Agrochemicals

Brazil tops the list of recipients of agrochemical products classified by an NGO as "highly dangerous," spending approximately US$3.3 billion in 2018.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil tops the list of recipients of agrochemical products classified as "highly dangerous," accounting for about US$3.3 billion in 2018, according to the non-governmental organization (NGO) Unearthed.

"Brazil buys more pesticides than any other country. The approval of new pesticides by Brazilian regulators, including those containing HHPs (highly hazardous pesticides), has grown under the governments of Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro," said Unearthed, which is funded by the NGO . . .

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