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.

The 10 worst events of 2017 that affected the life of Brazilian people

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.