Environment & Energy Report

Brazil Fighting Judge’s Glyphosate Ban, Industry Expects Reversal

Aug. 24, 2018, 3:32 PM

Brazil’s in-house legal office is appealing a federal judge’s decision that suspended the use of the herbicide glyphosate on genetically modified soy and other transgenic crops, saying courts shouldn’t evaluate pesticides.

The appeal, which the Brazil attorney general’s office, or AGU, filed Aug. 23 in the First Regional Federal Court in Brasilia, seeks to overturn an Aug. 3 decision that suspended nationwide use of glyphosate, thiram, and abamectin until the Health Ministry re-evaluates their toxicity.

“The judiciary should not intervene in technical questions regarding the registration and reevaluation of a pesticide in the country, a serious violation...

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