Fruits exported by Brazil carry pesticides banned in Europe to German tables

Despite the ban on their use in European soil, many of these pesticides are produced by companies based in European countries, such as German BASF and Bayer, and then exported to Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Germany is consuming pesticides banned in the country through food imported from Brazil. Tests conducted by independent German laboratories at the request of Greenpeace, with 70 Brazilian fruits, detected at least 11 substances banned for use in the European Union.

In total, 35 different pesticides were found in Brazilian fruits, such as mango, papaya, lemon and fig, sold in the German cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig and Stuttgart. Of these, 21 belong to the group of Highly Hazardous Pesticides, a classification created by the United Nations Food and AgSubscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?