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Minister of Agriculture admits that Brazil may lose exports by releasing pesticides
“We are bothered by the fact that the issue is being turned into political warfare and commercial warfare outside,” she said during a breakfast with a journalist.
Sputnik – The minister of Agriculture , Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina said on Tuesday (6), which fears that the authorizations granted by the government for the registration of pesticides in the country from turning into a “trade war” in the international arena.
“We are bothered that the subject is being turned into political warfare and commercial warfare out there,” she said during a breakfast with journalists.
“I am concerned that we will pass images that will result in questioning abroad. If there are doubts inside, why shouldn’t there be?”
Tereza Cristina said that the authorizations granted for the use of new pesticides is a “calculated risk” similar to what happens in other countries.
“No one is putting poison on the plate of the Brazilian consumer,” said the minister.
The Ministry of Agriculture approved the registration of 262 pesticides from the beginning of the year. The release rate of new pesticides is the highest ever seen for the period.