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Brazil Senate Ag C'tee OKs natural pesticide bill

The Brazilian upper house the Senate’s Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Commission (CRA) approved this week the “national policy in support of natural pesticides”. Lead bill PLS 679/2011 author former Senator Ana Rita aims to encourage the use of “low or non-toxic” to humans and non-synthetic pesticides, and those rated less harmful to the environment and that are deemed to result in healthier agricultural and forest products. The proposal is being analysed in a final reading by the CRA and will have to be put to a “supplementary” vote in committee.



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