By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, May 21st, Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture formally registered another 31 pesticides. So far this year, 169 products have been authorized.

The number of pesticides approved in Brazil has been growing significantly in the last three years, a factor that concerns environmentalists and health professionals. In 2015, there were 139; in 2018, the total was 450.

Pesticides are registered by the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA), which checks their efficiency in combating pests and diseases in the field.

However, registration is only granted when the product is additionally authorized by . . .

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