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Brazil Senate commission backs biopesticide bill

A Brazilian Senate commission has backed draft incentives for the development, production and use of natural and non-synthetic agricultural pesticides. The science and technology commission gave its approval to a bill promoting national aid for low toxicity pesticides this month. The bill's promoter, centre left Worker's Party MP Ana Rita, says that the "low use" of natural pesticides drove her to propose the extension of low-interest credit lines for farmers seeking to apply non-chemical products. Rapporteur conservative Progressive Party's Ivo Cassol accepted amendments to the draft bill sought by the environment commission, setting "more specific goals" and "improving the characterisation of pesticides". One of the changes to the text was the use of the term "low-risk pesticides ais" to designate the products in question. The bill goes to the agriculture commission before a full vote of the upper house, and from there to the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies.

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