While much of the world struggles to clean up contamination from the toxic industrial compound PFOS, Brazil is still adding to the massive environmental mess with its large-scale production, use, and export of sulfluramid, a pesticide that degrades into PFOS.
Direct Action of Unconstitutionality on the subject will be accommodated on the agenda of the Supreme Federal Court
Environmentalist Angela Mendes spoke with Brasil de Fato about alliance against Bolsonaro administration’s setbacks
Our weekly show also reports on a cultural complex that was listed as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity
Bolsonaro administration approved 239 substances; pace is so fast that farm lobby stopped pushing “Poison Bill”
In 200 days, the Jair Bolsonaro administration has approved more new pesticides in Brazil than the European Union did in eight years.
Since January 2019, Brazil has sanctioned 239 new agrochemicals, while the EU has approved 229 since 2011, the ex-president of the Brazilian Association for Agrarian Reform (ABRA), Gerson Teixeira, wrote.
Movements celebrated measure and will now fight for agroecological farming to replace current fruit production system
The governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, signed a bill into law this week banning crop dusting in the northern Brazilian state. The measure was welcomed by people’s movements that have been exposing the problems of pesticide abuse in the area.
Designed by civil society organizations, bill challenges rural lobby and promotes agroecology systems
The continuity of the coup government of Michel Temer and of his parliamentarians in the Congress is one of the negatives points of this year.
The question that prevails is: What to expect of 2018?
Every new year there is a balance of the advances and setbacks in the life of the people. But in this 2017, filled with memorable events, it is difficult to chose.
Special reports deal with the serious impacts generated by the use of agrochemicals in the production of food for the health of the consuming population, rural workers and the environment.
For each activity carried out by the MST, the subject of agrochemicals is approached with the objective of alerting society about the dangers of the agribusiness food production model for the health of the Brazilian people and the environment.
Despite the apparent health risks, consumers know very little about what they are consuming and the industry insists that there is a "safe level" for the consumption of these substances. May 5, 2017 4:20 p.m.
By Carla Bueno, Mariana Tarricone Garcia and Marina Cobra Lacorte*