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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Valentine's day in Brazil was on June 12th and if you gave flowers to that special someone in Rio, remember that these flowers, if bought in a supermarket, were likely grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and many other "-cides" you may or may not know.

Brazil has become the largest consumer of agrochemicals in the world, and you don't need a special license to buy any of these products anywhere inside the country.

This irregularity has become such a chronic health and environmental issue that ANVISA (The . . .

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