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Brazil agchem industry defends use of ban-proposed ais

The Brazilian agrochemical industry association, the Andef, has defended the continued use of several pesticide active ingredients under threat of a Sao Paulo state draft bill proposing their prohibition, including the herbicide, glyphosate. The draft bill has entered its final phase. Andef regulatory affairs manager Luis Carlos Ribeiro, notes that 11 of the cited ais have already been voluntarily withdrawn following the arrival on the market of newer alternatives. He further claimed in a radio interview that the proposed ban is “not proportional to supposed benefits”. The proposed legislation, PL 01-00891/2013, also seeks a ban on the sale and use of abamectin, acephate, benomyl, carbofuran, cyhexatin, endosulfan, phorate, phosmet, heptachlor, lactofen, lindane, methamidophos, monocrotophos, paraquat, parathion-methyl, pentachlorophenol, thiram and trichlorfon, as well as any organochlorine pesticide that has been prohibited in the country of its origin. “If approved, the project could harm, for example, the maintenance of parks and rivers of the city, since such services depend on these products.”



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