Brazil state faces agchem ban bill
A state private members bill seeks a ban on the sale and use of pesticides in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. PL 891/2013 has been proposed by state MPs Toninho Vespoli and Nabil Bonduki. Environmentalist groups such as Greenpeace last month met state leader of the House of State Legislature, Jose Americo, to discuss the proposals. Mr Americo has proposed a public audience debate on the subject to take place “in the coming days”.