Brazil approved more new pesticides in 200 days than European Union did in 8 years

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.