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Illegal market accounts for 25% of pesticide supply in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A quarter of pesticides used in Brazil comes from the illegal market as a result of smuggling, theft, falsification or fraudulent import, according to an estimate by the Border Institute for Economic and Social Development (IDESF).

The projection published in an IDESF study released Wednesday is based on the increase in the volume of illegal pesticides seized by security forces in recent years and the frequency with which cargoes of increasingly large quantities are intercepted.

The institute has also launched an online platform with data on seizures and pesticide routes along the country's roads, with . . .

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