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Brazil Minister wants agchem approvals to mirror GMO process

Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture is proposing changes to the pesticide registration process based on that governing the approval of genetically modified crops.  Minister Katia Abreu has indicated an intention to speed up the agrochemical authorisation process, and has outlined her proposals to the business newspaper Valor Economico. The Minister suggests a “CTNBio [the national technical commission for biosafety] of agrochemicals” in which the competent authorities select a member to join the “commission of scientists”.



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