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Congress Should Reject Pesticide Bill

Expand Brazil allows the use of toxic pesticides that are banned in other parts of the world, and spraying is often allowed right up to the doors of rural homes and schools. © Weberson Santiago/VEJA I met Yara, a teenager who was 3-months pregnant, a few months ago in an impoverished indigenous community in Mato Grosso do Sul state. I was there to talk to her parents, Irupe and Pinon, about how toxic pesticides sprayed in the large plantation next door impacts their community. Brazil allows the use of toxic pesticides that are banned in other parts of the world, and spraying is often allowed…

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