Agritoxins

MST Encampment along the Paraopeba River feels the effect of the dam collapse

The clear waters of the Paraopeba River in São Joaquim de Bicas (MG), metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte (MG), were filled with mud and changed their color. What once was crystalline now has texture and coloring similar to an oil paint: dense, viscous, brownish. The desolate scenery is aggravated by the odor of decaying fish.

[04-23-10] Eucalyptus in the South, Control in the North

by Hanna Nikkanen

Stora Enso, a Finnish-Swedish giant of the "forest" industry, is conquering Brazil at high speed. The action involves multiple problems, but neither the shareholders nor consumers seem to even bother. Could South America be the Wild West for the paper industry, based on eucalyptus? For nearly a decade, the exotic eucalyptus was the magnet that attracted the western giants of the forest and paper industry to the heat of land disputes, corruption and accusations of environmental crimes in South America and the Far East. The desire was quick profits.

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.

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