Brazil authorities ink bioproduct accord
Two Brazilian government bodies are to co-operate on analysis of biological crop protection products among other areas. The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, and the Ministry of Agriculture’s agricultural research corporation, the Embrapa, signed a “technical co-operation protocol” this month. It will cover the development of joint actions on human health protection in agriculture, and knowledge sharing. They are to create and validate analytical methods for the evaluation of biological products, the agreement states. The Anvisa analyses toxicological aspects in the registration process for pesticide active ingredients, while the Ministry of Agriculture covers agronomic aspects.