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Why are so many agrochemicals approved and used in Brazil?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2020, the Jair Bolsonaro government approved the largest number of agrochemicals in history: 493 new products were released, 19 more than in 2019, another record-breaking year. This means that about one-third of all pesticides in the Brazilian market were approved under the Bolsonaro government.

Experts discussed how new agrochemical approvals work in Brazil and how they impact people's health and the environment.

Why are so many agrochemicals approved in Brazil?

Brazil is one of the largest monoculture producers in the world, that is, the country is among the largest single . . .

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