Brazil region bans agchem aerial spraying
Aerial spraying of pesticides has been banned in a region of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. Growers who infringe the new law would be fined up to R$16,000 ($10,000). The regional council passed the legislation earlier this month on human health and environmental safety grounds. It says that pesticides sprayed in the region are “highly toxic”, and claims that the ban will not impact on agricultural productivity. The region predominantly grows coffee.