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Study links Brazil’s most widely used pesticide to increased infant deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Glyphosate used in soy farming contaminates rivers and affects births, claim researchers from Princeton, FGV, and Insper.

Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in Brazil. It represents 62% of all herbicides used in the country and, in 2016, sales of this chemical in thousands of tons was higher than the sum of the 7 other highest selling pesticides in the national territory.

Associated with the production of genetically modified (GM) soybeans, the herbicide contributed to Brazil becoming the world's largest producer of grain, surpassing the United States.

As a result, GDP (Gross Domestic Product . . .

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