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Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide Should be Banned — Brazil’s Public Prosecutor Says

Photo by Donna Cleveland.
Photo by Donna Cleveland.


By GMWatch
The [Brazilian] Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District has requested the Justice Dept to suspend the use of glyphosate - the most widely used herbicide in Brazil. In addition, the prosecutor wants to challenge 2,4-D and the active ingredients methyl parathion, lactofem, phorate, carbofuran, abamectin, tiram and paraquat.

Two actions have been filed. "The first measure seeks to compel the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) to reevaluate the toxicity of eight active ingredients suspected of causing damage to human health and the environment. On another front, the agency questions the registration of pesticides containing 2,4-D herbicide, applied to combat broadleaf weeds," explains the prosecutor on his website.

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