Swedish Supermarket Chain Bans Brazilian Products Over Pesticides

On January 31st, the Russian Federation's health authority was the first to advise the Ministry of Agriculture that it would stop buying Brazilian soybeans if the glyphosate herbicide were to be kept on crops intended for the Russian market.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The approval of almost 200 "new" pesticides by the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) in less than six months is already generating a reaction in Europe.

Founder and president of the Swedish supermarket chain Paradiset, Johannes Cullberg ordered the removal of all Brazilian products from his shelves and is calling for a general boycott on Brazil until Bolsonaro changes the policy on pesticides.

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