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Brazilian food retailers to label agchems in food

Brazilian food retailers will have to list on labels the pesticides that were applied to the crops and other substances used in the processing of all plant and animal-based products.   The parliamentary committee for consumer protection has approved Bill 6448/09 from Green Party MP Sarney Filho. Committee rapporteur Ricardo Izar explains that entitlement to information is a basic consumer right. The Bill had been rejected by the trade and economic development committee on concerns that supplying the information would be economically unviable.


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