Brazil Ag Ministry against endosulfan ban
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is opposed to a ban on the organochlorine acaricide/insecticide, endosulfan, an industry source reveals. The Ministry of Health’s national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, proposed the cancellation of registrations based on the active ingredient last month ( Agrow No 575, p 23). That followed a re-evaluation by the agency of the ai. Green Party MP Edson Duarte introduced a bill earlier this year seeking to cancel endosulfan registrations ( Agrow No 560, p 18).