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‘Bees are sentinels’: mass bee die-offs signal the wider impact of Brazil’s pesticide boom

Brazil may be the biggest market for highly hazardous pesticides in the world, according to a new analysis of 2018 industry data. Almost two thirds of the toxic chemicals sold in Brazil were used on soya, grown to meet global demand for animal feed. As part of an Unearthed investigation into the global trade of highly hazardous pesticides, we sent a video journalist to the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul to speak to beekeepers dealing with the chemical fallout from Brazil's soya boom.  Read more....

 

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